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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Make a Request

Be sure you check the Library Catalog and Journal Finder to verify the Library doesn’t own the material you need before proceeding with your request.

To manually fill out an ILL request form:

Go to your ILL account logon page.

  • Sign in using your Loras network ID and password.
  • Click on Create Request
  • Click on the button corresponding to the type of material you are requesting:
    • Use Article for article requests.
    • Use Book or Chapter to request an entire item such as a book, conference proceedings, and microfilm reels.
    • Use Something Else for items that don't fit into the above categories such as DVDs and videos.
  • Fill in as much of the form as possible
    • incomplete requests may be canceled or result in delays as we try to contact you for the missing information.
  • Finally, click on submit request.

If a request can't be filled for any reason, a library staff member will contact you.

You can track your requests by logging into your ILL account.

Before Placing a Request

Is there an easier way to place a request?

Requesting materials directly from our databases will automatically fill out the request form.

For Articles:

  • use one of the library’s periodical databases, most of the databases have a link that says Find Full Text.

For Books

Click on the link that says Request through Interlibrary Loan. Clicking this link will automatically populate your ILL request form with the complete information needed to process your request.

If you need assistance, Ask a Librarian.