Interlibrary Loan Services

UD Faculty, Staff, and Students:
Log in to the University of Delaware Interlibrary Loan System

Getting Started

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service for requesting books, journal articles, DVDs, and other items that are needed for research but are not available in any University of Delaware Library collection.

Through the Article DELivery Service, Library staff will scan articles and book chapters from items in the University of Delaware Library print and microform collections for eligible users.
More information about delivery services and request forms is available on the Delivery Services Guide.

Find the Interlibrary Loan Office

Interlibrary Loan items may be retrieved through the Library Pickup Service once you are notified that they are available. The office is currently closed to library users, but staff is available Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM to answer your questions virtually through AskILL.

How Long Does Interlibrary Loan Take?

  • Journal articles and book chapters take 1 – 2 days.
  • Article DELivery Service materials take 2 days.
  • Borrowing other materials (books, DVDs) can take 7 – 10 days.

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the turnaround time for some requests may be longer.  Your patience is appreciated.

Interlibrary Loan Eligibility

Interlibrary Loan service is available to University of Delaware faculty, students, and staff. All non-University of Delaware users, including those with library-issued borrower cards, should contact their local public library, workplace library, or other appropriate institution to obtain Interlibrary Loan service. If you are a University of Delaware user and have any questions concerning Interlibrary Loan services available through the University of Delaware Library, please go to the section on ILL Policies and Procedures.

Information For Other Libraries

If you are a staff member from another library, please see our Lending Information for Other Libraries. Information on lending for staff at Delaware libraries is also available.