Interlibrary Loan

If we do not have the book, 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?

    The typical borrowing period is three to four weeks, depending upon the lending library. 

    May I renew the item?

         Renewal depends upon the loaning library.