Answered By: Jessica Pasquale
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2015     Views: 38

Libraries all over the world participate in Interlibrary Loan (ILL) in a cooperative effort to provide articles, books, and other materials to researchers, students, and others. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Some materials may be difficult to obtain, including special collections, rare books, or fragile items.  
  • Loan periods for returnable items obtained through ILL vary widely due to different circulation policies throughout the United States and worldwide. Check the due date printed on the label of your borrowed item or your ILL account.  To inquire about renewals, contact ILL directly at

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