Help Accessing Materials

You might discover books or articles that are the perfect sources for your research, but which are not held by the University of Delaware Library, particularly when using DELCAT, which contains items from libraries around the world. You can use Interlibrary Loan to request articles and books. Please note that articles are delivered electronically, while print books can only be delivered to Morris Library and must be picked up there.

When you find an item the library does not own, you will see a sign in option under “How to get it.” Sign in using the same login information as your UD email and use the link to request the material through Interlibrary Loan.

How to get it

How to get it ILL

Books that you request through Interlibrary Loan will be delivered to Morris Library for you in 7-10 days, and you will be notified via email when they are available for pickup at the library. Articles requested through Interlibrary Loan will arrive in your Interlibrary Loan account in about two business days. You’ll get a notification via email and directions on how to download a PDF of the article.