If you fail to find an item in our collection, you should first check the website of the Barbour Library of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (www.pts.edu), then the Trinity School for Ministry Library, (www.tsm.edu), before initiating an interlibrary loan request (See: Other Libraries).
If those libraries do not have what you want, fill out the request form for a book or for a periodical article; the form can be found under “forms” on TREE. Articles are usually supplied as photocopies or scans. Books or articles can take two weeks to arrive, so be sure to request them early in relation to the date by which you will need them.
Certain kinds of materials are typically more difficult to find on inter-library loan, such as theses, rare books, and reference works.
In some cases, the Library must charge for items for which we pay to receive from other libraries; $5 to $10 is the usual range for such costs.