Request an item NOT found at the U Libraries

Request the Item through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Not sure the University Libraries own the item you need? Check with a librarian.

ILL requests may include books, dissertations, government publications, and photocopies of articles. Current periodicals or newspapers, rare books, new books, videos, and recordings may be difficult to obtain or unavailable for loan. Most materials are available without charge to the patron. If a fee is required, you will be contacted for approval before the material is ordered.

ILL serves the students, staff, and faculty of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. To obtain service, you must have active borrowing privileges. Friends of the Library and holders of Special Privilege Cards are not eligible to use ILL, but may obtain materials not held by the University of Minnesota via the fee based service, InfoNow, or by requesting the material through their local public library.