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.

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