Interlibrary LoanQUICK LINKS


Did you know? I-Share allows you to request a loan! Check I-Share Online for loans!

Search for 144,000 additional titles, choose your pick up location, and receive a longer loan period than traditional ILL

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Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

University of Illinois Faculty, Students, and Staff
Libraries Requesting Materials from the Illinois Collections

University of Illinois Faculty, Students, and Staff

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Place requests, check statuses and view articles. Do you need login assistance?


A consortia of Illinois libraries that extend borrowing privileges to Illinois affiliates. Search here first before you place an Interlibrary Loan request.


An online union catalog of over 1 billion records representing books, journals, dissertations, audio-visual materials, and manuscripts in repositories worldwide.

University of Illinois DocExpress

A fee based photocopy service for materials owned by the University Library.

Policies and Frequently Asked Questions

Login assistance, turnaround time, special services, contact information

Libraries Requesting Materials from the Illinois Collections

Login to Place a Request/Check Status

For institutions requesting materials from the University of Illinois library collections.

Do you need to request an ILLiad account?

Contact us!  Individuals should work directly with their local public library.

Using an ILLiad Account

Detailed instructions for institutions using an ILLiad Account with the University of Illinois.

Fee Schedules

Fees and services for I-Share, U.S., Canadian, and International Libraries.

Policies and Frequently Asked Questions

Service policies, payment options, and contact information


Additional Information about Interlibrary Loan

What is Interlibrary Loan?

As a research institution, the University Library strives to meet all of your research and scholarship needs. Interlibrary Loan service will borrow materials for you from libraries across the globe. We can help you find books and articles that are not available at the University of Illinois. 

What is ILLiad?

ILLiad is a resource managing system that allows you to place Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery requests 24 hours a day. You can track your requests for books, articles and DocExpress, the library's document delivery service. You can even view and download electronically received articles. If you are affiliated with the University, your ILLiad account is set up automatically for you. 

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