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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is a service provided to obtain materials needed for research that are not available in the University 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.

Interlibrary Loan is now processing requests for physical items and will use the Library’s Locker Service for pickup. You may return ILL items inside the library during Library open hours or you may return to any of the Library book drop bins on campus available 24/7.  Items can also be mailed back to the Interlibrary Loan department at the user’s expense.

**Please note** that items returned to bookdrops are not cleared from your account until the items are inspected by the University Library staff, which can take up to a week to process. Your account will be updated once the items have been officially checked-in.

How do I use Interlibrary Loan Services?

To access the service please Login to Interlibrary Loan.

Users can requests books, articles, media, micro, theses and dissertations directly using the Interlibrary Loan Service (ILLiad) form.  InterLibrary Loan requests borrow materials primarily from non-CSU campus libraries, and currently take 2-3 weeks to fill. Requests submitted via email cannot be processed.

Users may now request articles and book chapters as well as books from OneSearch using Interlibrary Loan’s expanded CSU+ Resource Sharing services. 

Details about Interlibrary Loan services may be found on Frequently Asked Questions about Interlibrary Loan. Details about CSU+ services may be found on 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 OneSearch to consult the existing video collection for appropriate titles. Faculty may also wish to contact their Librarian Subject Specialist to inquire about the possibility of purchasing videos, CDs and other media for the Library collections.

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