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Interlibrary Loan Services

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Announcement: 

We are now able to process physical loan requests, as well as continuing to process article requests, book chapter requests, and Ebook requests. However, due to restrictions related to the pandemic, we can only loan physical items via Curbside Pickup at McKeldin. Please note that the turnaround time for ILL items has increased greatly in order to account for proper quarantine procedures and the safety of our staff, and that availability of materials will depend on the operating status of the owning library(s).

Thank you very much for your patience. We are eager to return to our normal service and will do so as soon as we can.

These days one library just isn't enough. Interlibrary Loan Services is your connection to a network of institutions around the globe. Not only do we provide material in all formats (books, articles, A/V, etc.) from other libraries, but we supply material to them as well. Whether it's across the world or across the campus, Interlibrary Loan Services is about getting you the material you need. We strive to make the process easy, fast and efficient so everyone can get to work.

Ever wonder how many books we request through ILL in a year or what's the fastest we've received an article from another library? Check out our ILL Fun Facts page to learn more!


Request an Article or Book Chapter (PDF)

Whether it’s from a book or journal available in print on the UMD Libraries' shelves or a request we send out to to be filled by another lending library, Interlibrary Loan Services can deliver digital copies of journal articles and book chapters to you.


Request an Ebook

While our libraries are only opened in a limited capacity, we are temporarily making available a request form in your ILL account specifically for Ebooks.

  • Eligibility: UMD Students, Faculty, Staff, Research Affiliates, and Retirees
  • Typical Turnaround Time: 1-4 days
  • Delivery Method: PDF or Weblink
  • Fees: None

Please note that requesting an Ebook is not a guarantee of delivery. Libraries still have to comply with book publishers' licensing agreements, many of which restrict Ebook sharing.


Request a Book or Other Loan

Need a book, DVD, etc. that isn't available from our library? Interlibrary Loan Services will automatically look for the fastest way to fulfill your requests. Whether it's available through partners like the Big Ten Academic Alliance or held by other libraries worldwide, simply submit your request and we'll help you get what you need.


Other Services

We provide a variety of other services including: