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What is Interlibrary Loan?
The Library will attempt to obtain materials not available at the University of Lethbridge Library that are required for research or study. Known as Interlibrary Loan (ILL), this service is available to faculty, students, and staff of the university who have a current, valid Campus Card. External borrowers (alumni, community, TAL, etc.) are ineligible for this service.
For more information on the ILL service, visit the
Interlibrary Loans Borrowing Guidelines page.
Ordering a Book
If a book is not available at the University of Lethbridge Library, you may submit an interlibrary loan request to have the book shipped from another library. Follow
this link, enter your username and password, and fill in the form to submit a request. For a book, you must enter the book's title as well as your email address and the date after which you no longer need the item. It is best, however, to fill out as many fields as possible to ensure that the correct book is ordered promptly.
Books can take from a few days to a few months to arrive at the library, so it is best to submit an ILL order as early as possible.
Ordering a Chapter from a Book
If you require only a chapter from a book and are unable to access the book at the library, follow
this link, enter your username and password, and fill in the form to submit a request. For a book chapter, you must enter the book and chapter titles as well as your email address and the date after which you no longer need the item. It is best, however, to fill out as many fields as possible to ensure that the correct book chapter is ordered promptly.
Chapters are usually scanned and sent directly to the patron by email as a PDF document; however, the lending institution may choose to send a hard copy of the book instead. As when ordering books, it is best to submit a request as early as possible.