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Interlibrary Loan

This guide will explain what Interlibrary loan (ILL) is and how you can use ILL to request materials not owned by Purdue Libraries

How to Submit a Request

Since Library Search includes materials the libraries may or may not subscribe to, you'll often see a link to request a resource via Interlibrary Loan. This means that we will try to obtain that material from another library for you.

Example screenshots of links available to Interlibrary Loan in Library Search results.

Even if you don't see the link, you can still request that material - you'll just have to copy/paste the citation into a blank form in your ILLiad account.

Example screenshot from a user's ILLIAD account of the main menu.