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Interlibrary Loan FAQs

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about ILL.

What Cannot Be Obtained During the Re-Opening Phase?

It is still difficult to predict which ILL requests will most likely be filled or not filled. Libraries are still greatly impacted by their continued responses to COVID-19. If your ILL request cannot be processed, you will be notified. If your request is processed but ILL libraries cancel it, you will be notified.

  • In general, special physical formats such as microfilm, unique publications in print such as dissertations, and materials typically housed in off-site facilities at ILL libraries may be difficult to impossible to borrow.
  • Scans out of materials that only exist in special physical forms (e.g., microfilm) may be difficult to obtain.
  • Requests for any citation wanted for leisure or personal reading cannot be processed at this time.
  • Requests for casebooks, study aids and required readings for syllabus-based assignments are not being processed via ILL. See "Can Required Readings be Requested During the Re-Opening Phase?"

Please contact Reference Services if you would like help finding alternate, more readily available publications.