When you need a book or article that Chambers Library doesn't own, Interlibrary Loan can usually borrow it for you from another library - it's almost always a free service to you.
Most of the time, you will use Interlibrary Loan while searching the library's databases. If a journal article is unavailable either online or in print on 4th floor, the Interlibrary Loan link sends you to the ILL login page. First time users must fill out a free registration that will store user information for future requests. When you login on the ILL system (called ILLiad), your borrower information and the article citation information is filled out automatically.
You may also go directly to the ILL service to borrow books or other materials. When you login, your borrower information is filled in automatically but you must provide information about the item. Please be thorough and accurate - the more details you provide about an item, the easier it is for ILL to locate and borrow it for you.
Allow about 7-10 days for material to arrive on campus, depending on the location of the lending library. Some electronic delivery of articles may arrive in 2-3 days. Others may take a week or longer depending on the rarity of the item requested. You will receive an email with instructions on how to download an electronic article.
If you are a faculty member or staff, you may request campus delivery of Interlibrary Loan or library-owned materials. Find out more about Library Express. You will be notified via email when materials arrive.
E-Learning only delivery service will include both UCO owned and ILL materials to students who are enrolled in only online courses and live more than 30 miles from campus. ILL will provide a return label, but the student will need to pay for the delivery of returned item(s). We require the returned item(s) to be tracked and suggest that they be insured for protection against lost or damaged materials. Students are responsible for any lost or damaged item(s) being returned. Fines will be based on the postmarked date of the item(s) being sent back for return.
You may keep printouts of electronic articles, but books must be returned promptly on the due date. All patrons will be charged $1.00 per day with a maximum of $30.00 fine for each overdue ILL book. Some ILL lenders allow renewals of books. You may renew them online through the ILL link under "Library Services" on the library website.