Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) offers free access to materials needed for coursework and scholarly research which are not currently available within the UW-Madison or UW System collections. This service is limited to UW-Madison faculty, staff and students.

Before placing an Interlibrary Loan request be sure the item is not available locally.  See Find & Request Materials for details.

UW-Madison and UW System items borrowed are listed in your Library Catalog Account.

To see if you qualify for ILL services, please consult Borrowing Policies. For those not affiliated with UW-Madison, other options are available.

If you are a borrowing library wishing to request items from UW-Madison, please visit ILL Lending.

TYPICAL DELIVERY IF THE ITEM IS: ARTICLE BOOK BOOK CHAPTER
Owned by UW-Madison 1-3 days  1-3 days 1-3 days
Located at the UW-Madison Shelving Facility 1-3 days  1-3 days 1-3 days
Not owned by UW-Madison 3-9 days 3-9 days
Owned by UW System 2-4 days
Owned by CIC Libraries (Uborrow) 3-7 days
Other locations 1-3 weeks