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Loyola University Chicago Libraries

The ILL Department's Student Manual: Borrowing Procedures


Here are the most important things to remember about Borrowing:

  • Borrowing is when Loyola asks other libraries if we can borrow something from their collection.
  • Loyola faculty, students, and staff can ask the ILL department to obtain books and articles not owned at Loyola.
  • Articles are usually delivered electronically.  Books can usually be taken home, but must be returned fairly quickly.
  • This service is free of charge, though you are responsible for overdue fines or lost book charges if applicable.

Most borrowing functions are performed by the Interlibrary Loan Librarian, but we do ask student workers to help with borrowing receives.