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Interlibrary Loan

(319) 273-2912

The ILL desk is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m on weekdays.

Services Offered: 


Request a Loan Through ILLiad


The Interlibrary Loan area is located on the second floor of Rod Library in room 241, near the elevators in the center of the building. If the Rod Library does not hold the material you need, the ILL staff will try to get it for you.  When you submit an Interlibrary Loan request, an Interlibrary Loan staff person will perform a search of thousands of other library catalogs to find the item you need.  We make every effort to obtain the material free of charge. If a title cannot be located in a library which lends materials free of charge, you will receive an email notification of the cost.  You must agree to pay the charges before the title is ordered.  

Once the item is located in another library's collection, we will submit your request in compliance with the library's requirements.  We receive about 90% of all materials requested.  

Interlibrary Loan service is available to currently enrolled graduate students, undergraduate students, faculty and staff. 

Interlibrary Loan Lending of materials from Rod library is available only to other libraries or institutions. Individuals interested in requesting materials from our library should contact their local public, academic or corporate library. Our lending policies are available via the OCLC policies directory or on our Website.

Materials ordered through Interlibrary Loan may be picked up at the Circulation Desk with a UNI ID any time the library is open or in some cases delivered via e-mail*. Borrowers are notified through their UNI e-mail account as soon as the material is received. A renewal of the loan may be requested unless the lender has specifically indicated "no renewals".  If a loan needs to be renewed, the user should ask for a renewal two days in advance of the item’s due date so the permission to renew may be obtained from the lender. Visit the Interlibrary Loan office or phone 273-2912 to request a renewal.

The library uses your UNI e-mail address for delivery of all notices. If you prefer to use an e-mail address other than your UNI account login to My Library Account and enter your preferred e-mail address in the patron information section.

Interlibrary Loan Restrictions

More information about document delivery can be found here

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