Interlibrary Loan

What Is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) gets books, articles and other materials not owned by the Monroe Library for your use.  There is no charge for requests.  ILL is available to Loyola current faculty, students, and staff engaged in scholarly research. (Law students and faculty are required to use services provided by the Law Library.) You must have a library-issued bar code on your Loyola ID and less than $15.00 in current library fines.

The length of time to obtain material varies.  Articles can arrive within two to five days, but may take longer. Books usually arrive within one to six weeks. The sooner you request them, the sooner you’ll have them!

Requests go through ILLiad, a web-based system. You can even use ILLiad to track the status of your requests, edit requests and request renewals online!  To become an ILLiad user, create an account by clicking on the “First Time Users” link on the ILLiad main page. You must select a username and password. You’ll only need to do this once.

We are unable to accept requests for materials that are owned by the Loyola University Library. These include books on reserve, books checked out, and non-circulating material. We will request books that have been declared lost or copies of articles from journals that are missing or at the bindery.  We do not borrow textbooks currently in use. Before filling out a request, be sure to check the library’s online catalog to make sure Loyola doesn’t own the material you need.  Or ask a reference librarian for help in finding material on your topic.

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