Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Interlibrary Loan: Interlibrary Loan

How to use Interlibrary Loan.

About Interlibrary Loan


Interlibrary Loan is available to University of South Carolina Columbia faculty members, currently-enrolled students, staff, and current members of the Carolina Alumni Association. The service exists to expand accessibility to research materials not owned by the University Libraries' and materials obtained through interlibrary loan are for an individual's exclusive use. Please see here for information on obtaining materials to share with a class.

Persons affiliated with the School of Medicine, the Law School, or the University's Regional and Four-Year campuses should use their respective Interlibrary Loan departments.  All others are encouraged to inquire at their local public libraries about interlibrary loan privileges.

Always check FindIt@USC before submitting an ILL request.

To create an ILL request:

  1. Log on to your account with your network username and password. You will be prompted to fill out account information when you login for the first time.
  2. Select the appropriate New Request form. For Books, DVDs, Musical Scores, and other items that are loanable, choose 'Item Request'.
  3. Fill out the form with as much information as you have. The more the better!
  4. Click Submit.


Check Here Before Placing an ILL Request

You will get your item faster if it's available in our libraries

Be sure to check these resources to see if we have the item you need.