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Interlibrary Loan Process

Want materials (e.g. books, articles) that the library doesn't have? Use Interlibrary Loan!

  1. Find the citation or source for the item. If it's a book in the IU system, "Request This," in IUCAT. For everything else, use ILL.
  2. Logon to ILLiad. Library Home Page > Interlibrary Loan. OR IUPUI University Library Interlibrary Loan Services from "Find It" link
  3. Fill out the appropriate form (book, article, thesis, etc).
  4. Your request is sent to librarians
  5. Librarians request materials from another library
  6. Your material is sent back to IUPUI
  7. You receive an email telling you your material has arrived
  8. Retrieve your material at the Service & Information Desk or at the ILL website
  9. PDF files are yours to keep. Books must be returned