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Interlibrary Loan: Making Requests

How to use Interlibrary Loan.

Graduate assistants can check out items to your account through the use of a proxy card. Please note that you are responsible for all items checked out with the proxy card.

You may also select to have items delivered to your campus address by changing your ILL settings from within the Change User Information section. Please note that you are responsible for all items sent through campus mail from the time that they leave our office until the time that they are checked back in to our office.  

Information for Distance Education Students

Articles can be delivered electronically to distance education students. 

Copyright Notice


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.


Before you Make a Request

ALWAYS search the library catalog to make sure we don't have the item you need.  If it's an article you need, search for the name of the journal, NOT the title of the article.

TIP:  If you need a book we don't have, check Pascal Delivers next. 

If the item is not owned in our catalog, you can then place a request by logging on.

To Make a Request

  1. Log on to your account.
  2. Select the appropriate New Request form.
  3. Fill it out with as much information as you have.
  4. Submit request.


In accordance to federal copyright law, you MUST place a separate request for each item you need. If, in our opinion, your request violates federal copyright law we reserve the right to cancel it.

Please note that all ILL items requested are for your personal use only.

Request an Item for Purchase

Time Required to Obtain Requests

We can usually obtain material within one to three weeks of the request date, depending on which library owns it and can send the item.  Articles will typically be completed in one to three days.