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
The Interlibrary Loan Office is located on the first floor of the Morris Library, and open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Requested materials may be picked up at the Circulation and Reserve Desk when the ILL Office is closed.
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.
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.