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Course Readings and Library Resources


In this guide, you will find information about the Library and using Academic Resources for your coursework and assignments.

Getting Help
Library Staff are here to
help you with your research, finding information or using the library.

Please visit the Library Help Desk on the main floor (which is the 3rd floor) or 
Ask Us.

Learn more with this how-to guide Introduction to Library Research.

Off-campus access
Most online resources on the Library website are available from anywhere off-campus.
Some databases will ask you to login. Use your culinary username and password that you use for email, MainMenu, Moodle, etc.

Interlibrary Loan
If there is a book or article that we do not have in the library we will get a copy for you through Interlibrary Loan, a free service for all CIA students, staff & faculty.

Interlibrary Loan for Books & Articles

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free service for all currently enrolled CIA students, faculty and staff.

  • If our Library does not have a book or article you are looking for, we can get a copy for you.
  • Books are borrowed from other libraries and delivered to the CIA Library. It may take approximately 2 weeks for a book to arrive.
  • Articles are in digital form (usually pdf) and sent to your email. It may take around 1 week to receive an article.

How to Request an Item thru ILL in Omnivore:

  • Search in Omnivore for a title, author, or topic
  • Click on Title of item
  • Click button Request Item through Interlibrary Loan
  • Enter your name, CIA email and date needed

If you do not find the item in Omnivore, you can use the Online ILL Request forms

Online Resources for Writing & Research


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