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Borrowing: Library Doesn't Have It?

Interlibrary Loan

Booth Library's Interlibrary Loan service (a.k.a. ILL) is available to the D&E community. If there is something you need for your research that the library does not have, you may make an Interlibrary Loan request.  Library personnel will find a library that has the item you need and it will be borrowed for a short period of time, for you to use.


Booth Library is committed to compliance with Copyright Laws.

How much does the service cost?

The Booth Library has a list of libraries that it works with so that, whenever possible, there is no cost for the service. However sometimes there are shipping or photocopy costs. If there is a cost, it will be discussed with you before the order is placed.

How long does it take to receive a requested item?

It can take as long as two (2) weeks, during a busy time in the semester or if it is shipped from a long distance. (e.g. if the book you requested is coming from Oregon!)

Research Tip! It will take time for your request to be shipped in. Make sure you budget time to review the material and include it in your project.

If you are not affiliated with D&E, contact your public library and ask about their interlibrary loan service.



Other Options

Before requesting an ILL, check for local resources first.

  • Search the Online Catalog to locate library resources currently on the shelf!
  • Ask a librarian! She can assist you!

Keep in mind that it will take time to have resources shipped in, during the busiest time of the semester it can take 2 weeks.

Making an ILL Request

There are two options:

  1. Forms for Interlibrary Loan requests are at the Library's Information Desk. Or;
  2. You can e-mail the following information to:


Your Name:
A D&E e-mail address* AND phone number:
Date after which material will no longer be needed:
Maximum amount willing to pay:

Periodicals - for each article include...

Periodical Title:
Vol No.; Issue No; Date; Pages
Title of Article:

Index or source you used to locate this information:

Books - for each book include...


Index or source you used to locate this information:

Requests are processed in the order they are received.
* or use your D&E e-mail to send the request


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