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Interlibrary Loan

How to request items from other libraries

What is interlibrary loan?

Sometimes you might need materials that ASU Library does not own.  

You can use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request items from other libraries to support your learning, research, and teaching.

Interlibrary Loan is a free service available for current ASU students, faculty, and staff.


How to use interlibrary loan


Create an account
  1. Log in to your Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) account

  2. Fill out the required fields (About home delivery). Click Submit.


Request an item

From your ILLiad account:

  1. Log in to your Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) account

  2. Select the item type (Article, Book, Video...) under New Request.

  3. Enter the required information.  Fill out as many sections as possible.  Click Submit Request.

From One Search:

  1. Search for a subject or item, then click the item title.

  2. Click the Request link in the Get It section to see the request form.

  3. Enter the required information.  Fill out as many sections as possible. Click Submit.

Receive and return items

  Articles & other digital items:

  1. Wait to receive a text or email notification. (Read more about library notices.

  2. Log in to your ILLiad account.  Click View to see PDFs of your requested digital items.

  • Articles are automatically deleted from your ILLiad account after 60 days. Save the article to your computer if you need it longer.

  • Some ebooks expire after 14 days. Ebook chapters expire after 90 days.

  Books & other physical items:

  1. Wait to receive a text or email notification. (Read more about library notices.) 

  2. Pick up physical items at the information desk of the ASU Library you selected in your request. 

  3. Return your physical items to any ASU Library (except the Law Library) by the due date to avoid late fees. 

  • Please do not remove the bookstrap from your ILL material.

  • Please do not return ILL materials in any bookdrop or to the ASU Law Library.

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