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Interlibrary Loan FAQs

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about ILL.

What Cannot Be Obtained During COVID?

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 cannot fill it, you will be notified as soon as we know, however this process will take time.

  • 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 borrow.
  • Scans out of materials that only exist in special physical forms (e.g., microfilm) may be difficult to obtain.
  • Requests for casebooks, study aids and required readings for syllabus-based assignments are not processed by ILL. See "Can Required Readings and Casebooks be Requested?"

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