Answered By: Jessica Pasquale
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2022     Views: 79

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 patrons. 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 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
  • Members of the MLaw community can login to their ILL account here:
    • From your account, you can submit new requests, review the status of existing requests, download electronic deliveries, and cancel requests.
  • University of Michigan students, staff, and faculty outside the MLaw community should contact the University Library ILL department.
  • Outside patrons and institutions can contact our ILL department at

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