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Need ASAP

Immediate article purchasing for graduate students, staff, and faculty members

What is the Need ASAP service?

A new library service  to get faculty, staff, and grad students the articles they need faster.

Clicking on the Need ASAP link sends your request to an unmediated server which will automatically find the article, pay for the copyright, and send you a copy via email. It should take less than 10 minutes for it to arrive in your inbox, and is available 24/7.

There is no cost to the user; W&M Libraries pays all copyright fees.

When should I use Need ASAP?

When you need articles... ASAP! You can continue to use interlibrary loan for less time-sensitive items, but if you want something right away, please use Need ASAP.

Why did we add Need ASAP?

W&M Libraries is committed to providing access to materials needed to meet the research and instruction mission of the University. While we subscribe to thousands of journals, you are bound to run across references to journal articles we do not have access to online. In addition to our very popular Interlibrary Loan service, we have added this immediate article purchasing option.