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Get articles, not at Rutgers, RAPIDly!

By joining RAPID, the Rutgers University Libraries' interlibrary loan service has dramatically reduced the wait time for journal articles not available at Rutgers. Previously requests for articles took an average of two and a half days; with RAPID, most article requests take a day or less to fill.

RAPID, the Rapid Access Processing & Information Delivery program, is a resource sharing system designed and directed by the interlibrary loan department at Colorado State University Libraries. RAPID is predicated on a commitment to 24 hour turnaround for most requests. The RAPID consortium now encompasses the libraries at 37 major universities across the United States. The Rutgers University Libraries interlibrary loan service started participating in RAPID on January 17th.

Libraries' users seeking journal articles will not experience any change in the way they request articles, only faster results. To make an interlibrary loan journal request, please go to: For more information on the Libraries interlibrary loan service, please see:

Posted February 3, 2006