Interlibrary loan is just a fancy way of saying we can get books from other libraries. No library can own every book ever, and ILL is here to get you what you need for continued education. Interlibrary loan isn't just limited to books, we can get articles and even some movies and CDs. The best news is that it's free to use!
Physical items, like books, typically take 1-2 weeks, as they can be sent from libraries all over the world.
Articles usually take 1-3 business days to be emailed to you.
Items will arrive faster if you fill out the request form with all known information about the desired item, it allows us to find it and request it quickly.
To request an item through Interlibrary Loan, you must first identify yourself to the library's ILL system.
Please follow the steps below:
ILL requests may be submitted using a variety of methods, depending on how you are searching for items.
You can request items directly from the left tool bar of your ILL account, after logging in, it is under new request. Complete the form and click the Submit button.
When searching WorldCat, identify the material that you need and click on the Interlibrary Loan link in the item record. The Login screen for ILL services will appear — login and the item will automatically be populated on the form. Review and edit the form as needed then click the Submit button.
After using the search box on the library homepage, you can “expand” your search with the checkbox on the left. This will include articles we don’t have, and if you click on one, you will see an option to “request interlibrary loan." You can order items via ILL by clicking the button or “Click here to order Full Text from Interlibrary Loan”, login to your ILL account and review the form for accuracy and submit the request.