Get It Now

Fulfill Patron Requests for Full-Text Articles in Minutes

Get It Now complements your interlibrary loan (ILL) services by providing library patrons with the immediate fulfillment of full-text articles from unsubscribed journals – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – through a cost-effective and easy-to-use service integrated into your ILL platform or OpenURL link resolver. 

 Get It Now is your best source for the articles your patrons need once you exceed ILL borrowing limitations such as the Rule of Five. 

By implementing Get It Now, you can: 

  • Deliver greater value to your patrons – Traditional ILL borrowing doesn’t always meet the needs of today’s faculty, students and other scholarly researchers who require immediate access to journal articles. With the massive shift to remote learning and work, Get It Now provides an around-the-clock service to fulfill patrons’ requests for articles. 
  • Expand your virtual collection – With over 19,000 journals and 10s of millions of articles, Get It Now helps you expand your virtual collection, enabling you to provide articles to patrons requested from journals that fall outside of your subscriptions. 
  • Streamline your ordering and invoicing process – Get It Now fulfills article requests through a single, centralized service. You’ll automatically receive monthly or semi-monthly invoicing, or – with the mediated option – you can pay for purchases using your OCLC ILL Fee Management (IFM) account. The Get It Now Dashboard enables you to easily manage and track Get It Now purchase data, configure settings, and generate real-time usage reports to help you stay within budget.  
  • Control how the service is accessed  You can configure Get It Now in two ways: the mediated option enables you to control the usage of Get It Now – even when working remotely  –  while the unmediated option enables you to make the service available to patrons visiting your library’s website.  


By adopting both Get It Now and the Annual Copyright License for Higher Education, you can legally share articles obtained via Get It Now with students, faculty, researchers, and others across your institution with ease.