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What can I request through interlibrary loan (ILL)?

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Types of materials available through interlibrary loan include books, journal articles, dissertations, and government publications.

It may be difficult or sometimes impossible to borrow current periodicals or newspapers, rare books, material in special collections, new books, videos, conference proceedings, and recordings. We make a best effort to obtain materials you request, but we cannot guarantee that your request will be filled.

In general, these materials are not good candidates for requesting via interlibrary loan:

  • Best sellers/popular titles
  • Self-help books
  • Video games
  • Conference proceedings
  • Test preparation materials
  • Textbooks and study guides
  • Current feature films

You can find more information on the Interlibrary Loan Services page.  


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