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Request Items from Other Libraries

To obtain materials (books, scans of articles or chapters, DVDs, etc.) that are not available through OneSearch, you can place an interlibrary loan (ILL) request. Submit a request right in OneSearch or in most databases.

You'll need to create an ILL account to place interlibrary loan requests. 

There are 4 main ways to place interlibrary loan requests:

For each of these options, after choosing between an article or book chapter and a full book, you will arrive at a form where you will need to provide information about the item you would like to check out. Fill in that form and hit "Submit Request".

ILL: You can place a request directly in your ILL account under New Request.

Screenshot of the Interlibrary Loan account home screen showing the dropdown for "New Requests" with the options "Digital Article or Book Chapter" and "Book"

OneSearch: Click on the Request (digital) copy from another library option. 

Screenshot of a result on OneSearch with the option to "Request digital copy from another library highlighted"

WorldCat (and other FirstSearch databases): WorldCat is the best database for locating books to get through interlibrary loan. To request, use the Interlibrary loan request option under Access Options.

Screenshot of a record in WorldCat with the "Interlibrary loan request" option highlighted

Most other databases: To place requests in most other databases, use the Find It! button. 

Renew Interlibrary Loan Materials