Interlibrary Loan

If we do not have the book, video, audiobook, or magazine article that you want, we may be able to locate and borrow it from another library through a national library collection sharing program called "Interlibrary Loan" or ILL.

What materials may be borrowed through ILL?

  • Our librarians can help identify the exact citation, whether the item is a book, a journal article, or a piece of audiovisual material. Do not hesitate to ask a librarian to help with a citation.

    How long will it take to receive the item?

    Turnaround time can vary greatly depending on a variety of factors including the availability of any specific item, the distance of the lending library, etc.  The average turnaround time is between two and three weeks. 

    How long may I keep the item?

    Unless the loaning library indicates otherwise, the loan period is three weeks. You will be notified if the loaning library has placed any restrictions on the lending period.

    May I renew the item?

         Renewal depends upon the loaning library.