Get It Now: a solution that meets your needs


Do you need an article that’s not available in your university or college library? Get It Now!

Perfect complement to interlibrary lending

Whether you’re meeting the needs of a professor or student, Get It Now gives you direct access to scientific journals and specialized periodicals from leading international publishers.

The articles are delivered via email within minutes.

Get It Now is available 24/7.

How does it work?

You can choose from two options:

Are you a librarian? The Standalone Basic Workflow option lets you use the online dashboard to order the relevant articles. Each article is then emailed to you or directly to the user. With this option, you use the online service without having to install anything.

The other option is to integrate Get It Now into your library catalogue. It’s compatible with the ILLiad and OCLC WorldShare interlibrary lending platforms and with most link resolvers.

With this option, articles are purchased only if they’re not available through your library’s existing subscriptions. Users don’t have to go through any other intermediary and can order articles directly. Your designated administrators retain control over purchases and permissions.

Centralized management and budget tracking

Whether the service is made available to all users or only library personnel, the designated administrators remain in charge of budgets and needs. The following parameters can be adjusted:

  • Limit the number of requests per user
  • Set a purchase limit
  • Exclude specific publications or publishers
  • Determine who can access Get It Now
  • Authorize access only through your institution’s email addresses

Using Get It Now

Installation and online access are free of charge. You pay only the cost of the articles ordered, plus an annual fee corresponding to 5% of the total purchase amount.

Get It Now was developed by the U.S. Copyright Clearance Center. Copibec takes care of distributing and supporting Get It Now in Quebec.

Contact us for more information about Get It Now.