Interlibrary Loan

UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students may request books, articles, and other items that are not available in the library collection.

Items obtained on loan usually arrive within 7 business days.  Articles are delivered electronically within 3 business days.  For more information about the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service, visit our FAQ page.

Submit Your Request

  • Option 1: Use the Citation Linker form to expedite your requests.
  • Option 2: Use the Request Form if you do not have a complete citation. ILL staff will assist you.
  • Option 3: Search one of the catalogs or databases to find books or articles and place an interlibrary loan request in the system.

View or Renew Your ILL Items

  • Log in to My ILL Requests with the barcode on the back of your UC San Diego ID card.
  • Allow 3-5 business days to see if your items are eligible for renewal.