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Gender & Sexuality Studies

What is ILL?

Interlibrary loan is a free service through which Emerson College faculty, students, and staff can borrow materials not owned by the Iwasaki Library from our partner libraries and institutions.

Interlibrary Loan

**Due to the COVID-19 situation: Please note that if our physical library is closed, we cannot access physical materials to process or distribute them. However, we will do our best to find online versions.**

  • Use your Emerson email credentials to sign in.
  • Emerson students, faculty, and staff may submit a maximum of 5 requests per day. 
  • Please submit requests in order of priority. 
  • You can check the status of your request at any time. If you are not contacted within four weeks, please reach out. Otherwise please assume that your request is in process. 
  • For assistance with ILL, please contact Nora Brosseau, Interlibrary Loan Supervisor (ILL) at 


Request Items from FLO Libraries

Request items from the shared catalog of Fenway Library Organization (FLO)

  1. Find something in the catalog you want?  Click on the Make a Request link on the right side of the screen.
  2. Enter your barcode or ID #, PIN, and Last Name to login.  If you don’t know your PIN contact the Circulation desk: 617 824 -8668
  3. Select Request From Other Library.
  4. Select ECL-Circulation Desk from the Pick Up At: drop down menu.
  5. You will receive an email when your request has been processed by the lending library.
  6. You will receive an additional email when the item is ready to be picked up at the Service Desk. 
  7. We will hold the item for you for 10 days. 

Maybe We've Got It

Use the search boxes below to see if Iwasaki Library already has access to the resources you need.

1. Use Full Text Finder to find articles from specific magazines, academic journals, or newspapers.

  • Type the title of a publication to see if Iwasaki Library has online access to that publication.
  • Example: Boston Globe, or Journal of Popular Film and Television.

2. Use FLO Catalog Search to see if other Boston academic libraries have the materials you need. 
**Due to the COVID-19 situation: Please note that delivery services have been temporarily suspended.**

  • Type title, author, keyword, or subject to search the FLO catalog. Your choice!
  • Found an item you want in FLO? Click Make a Request to have your item sent to Iwasaki Library for pickup.

3. (optional) Use the Boston Public Library Catalog to see if they have what you need.

  • Search the BPL catalog by title, author, or keyword. This includes their online collections of ebooks and streaming media.
  • Don't have a BPL card? Get an eCard and start borrowing digital materials today. For physical materials visit a BPL branch (see for instructions).