When requesting an article via ILL, please provide as much of the following information as possible; this will speed processing of your request:
- Author name(s)
- Article title
- Source (journal title), publication year, volume/issue, pages
- Other publication details as necessary
- DOI (Digital Object Identifier) if available | What is a DOI?
- Where you found the reference (database record, website, article bibliography, etc.) so that we can verify it
Processing time: In most cases, requests can be fulfilled within one or two business days.
Cost: Most ILLs can be obtained at no cost; if there is a charge to get an item, the Librarian will contact you prior to processing the request.
Delivery: Your article will be delivered via email as a PDF file; it is yours to keep.
External library lending: As a courtesy to external academic institutions, we will honor requests submitted via library ILL departments. The Library provides single-use electronic copies of journal articles at no charge.
- The use of borrowed and lent materials is subject to U.S. copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code).
- Documents obtained via ILL are provided solely for educational use by an individual reader, for personal study or research purposes; they may not be redistributed in any way. The Library will provide the borrower with one copy of an article; we cannot deliver multiple copies.
- ILL services are available exclusively to members of the IIRP community; if you are not affiliated with IIRP, please contact your local library for help in obtaining research material.