Access Services—Interlibrary Loan

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Interlibrary Loan provides access to material not available at the Library. Current CSU faculty, students, and staff are all eligible for the service. Patrons should first check the Library Catalog, electronic collections, and Illinois consortium I-Share catalog before submitting their requests. Every effort will be made to secure the item requested as soon as possible.

Make a Request

Making a request for the first time is a bit different than making second and subsequent requests.

First time users

Request for a Loan Type of Request
for Books Online Print and mail (PDF)
for Articles or Chapters Online Print and mail (PDF)

Second+ time users

Please use the online forms only for the first time and a single citation. For multiple requests, an MS Word® file with all the citations on the same page is preferred. Attach this to email for iloan@csu.edu. This way, you don’t have to fill out too many forms with repeated information, and your MS Word file will make it a lot faster for processing. Thank you.

Lending Policy Guide

Here is a PDF formatted guide to lending policy describing fees, delivery, payment options, and more.
View an accessibly formatted presentation guide to utilizing Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Within Illinois

Borrowing within Illinois through I-Share via CARLI, a consortium of 71 academic libraries in Illinois; items delivered through ILDS, Illinois Library Delivery System

Outside Illnois

Borrowing around the world through WorldCat via OCLC, Online Computer Library Center with more than 60,000 libraries in 112 countries and territories around the world

Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Policy/Frequently Asked Questions

Look here first. Questions we answer frequently are answered here.

Contact Information and Suggestion Box

Please tell us what you think about our Interlibrary Loan Services. We welcome your suggestions and feedback and encourage you to tell us whether we are meeting your needs. For a personal response, please include your email address. This form can only be submitted from an on campus workstation.

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  • Access Services
    Interlibrary Loan Services
    • Enivah Ingram, 773-995-2222. LIB 1st fl.
    • 9501 South Martin Luther King Drive
      Chicago, IL 60628-1598
    • Telephone: 773-995-2222
    • Fax: 773-821-2581
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