Graduate Student Research Toolkit

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is a library service that obtains books and articles that are not available in the library's existing collections or via our subscriptions to article databases. 

  • To locate books beyond the Library's collections, use WorldCat at
  • To request a specific title, use the form at
  • When you are searching in our databases and arrive at a citation whose full text does not fall under one of our subscriptions, you will be offered an option to request the article from a pre-filled interlibrary article request form.
  • To directly request an article, use the form at
  • Books can take a couple of weeks to obtain, as they come via mail. Articles may arrive much faster, sometimes in hours, or a few days at the most. Request materials early. We cannot promise any specific arrival time.