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Interlibrary Loan (ILL) FAQ

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free service for SCU students, faculty, and staff provided by the Library to obtain books, magazine or journal articles, conference proceedings, dissertations, and other research materials not available on-campus.

For faster access to physical books & media, the Library offers courier-based resource sharing of library materials via LINK+.

  1. Login to your interlibrary loan account and choose a New Request type from the Main Menu.
  2. Complete the form, remembering to change the Not Wanted After Date if necessary.
  3. Click Submit.

Soon after you have placed your request, you will receive an email message with an estimated time of arrival.

  • Electronic delivery takes 1-3 days. Many recently published articles can be supplied within 1-48 hours.
  • Mail delivery takes 7-15 days. Books, proceedings, dissertations, and some articles not available electronically will come through the mail.
  • Every effort is made to obtain resources in less than 15 days. However, some requests may take longer to arrive.