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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is now processing physical requests and will be shipping borrowed loans to your current address (Expect delivery in 3-4 weeks due to library closure). During this library building closure ILL loans can be returned on campus to any of the library book drop bins or can be mailed back to the library at the user’s expense to the Interlibrary Loan department. Please make sure that your current address is updated in your CSUN portal account before placing a request as this information is updated based on the information provided in your CSUN portal account.

Interlibrary Loan is a service provided to obtain materials which are needed for research but are not available in the Oviatt Library. Please use our Interlibrary Loan request form. For more questions about Interlibrary Loan, contact or call (818) 677-2294. Many books may be temporarily available from a variety of publisher’s websites and other sources until the end of the semester, in addition to the library’s subscription databases.  See Free eBooks/Textbooks, Articles, Media, etc.

How do I use Interlibrary Loan Services?

Interlibrary loan requests are submitted using the Interlibrary Loan Service. Requests may not be submitted using paper forms.

Details about Interlibrary Loan services may be found at: Frequently Asked Questions about Interlibrary Loan.

Details about CSU+ services may be found at: Frequently Asked Questions about CSU+.

If you have a non-routine request -- particularly for theses, dissertations, music, conference proceedings, government documents, technical reports -- discussing it with interlibrary loan staff may save you a great deal of time, energy and frustration. There may be alternative means of getting your materials, especially articles; many of these are accessible online.

Faculty members who desire videos for classroom viewing should first use the Library Catalog to consult the existing video collection for appropriate titles. Faculty may also wish to contact their Librarian Subject Selector to inquire about the possibility of purchasing videos, CDs and other media for the Library collections.

To access the service please Login to Interlibrary Loan.

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For Interlibrary Loan or CSU+ questions and information: