There are two ways you can get access to content that is not available at our library: By visiting other area libraries and using Interlibrary Loan to have items shipped to Xavier's Library for you to use.
If XULA's Library does not provide access to an article, chapter, or book, that item can be borrowed by the library on your behalf from another library. This process (called InterLibrary Loan [ILL] ) can provide you with a print or electronic copy of the item within a few days or weeks. To request an item via ILL you will need to complete the Interlibrary Loan Request Form.
As a Xavierite, you have borrowing privileges at other college libraries in the New Orleans area! Through our participation in CALL (the Council on Academic Libraries Liaison - a consortium of libraries in New Orleans) you may visit and borrow books directly from the libraries listed below. This can be helpful since you can get an item held in these libraries much faster by visiting them directly.
To borrow from these libraries, you'll need a LOUIS/CALL card. To get this card come to the second-floor service desk in the administration suite with your XULA ID. Once created, you will need to bring the LOUIS/CALL card to the other library when borrowing. Note: When an item is checked out from a fellow library the item must be returned to that library and all policies of the library must be followed.
New Orleans Public Library has a rich online library including ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and television all for FREE. If you are an Orleans Parish resident (on or off campus) you can get free admission to certain attractions with the Culture Pass. The closest New Orleans Public Library to Xavier's campus is the Mid-City Library at 4140 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119, but cardholders can request materials be sent to the Mid-City branch from any location.