Interlibrary Loan: How To Request

How to get library materials from other libraries for free


We continue to experience delays related to COVID-19. Many interlibrary loan offices are operating with reduced hours, staff, and services. Courier and federal mail are experiencing ongoing delays. Please plan ahead and be aware that it may take several weeks for your book to arrive.


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Ways to Request

Click on the title of the record.

brief title record in Usearch

Be sure you are logged in using your University of Utah ID to view all of your request options.

Log In button under Get It in detailed record view

To request the item, click Request from Another Library. To request a chapter as a PDF, click Request Book Chapter.

Request options listed under Get It in detailed record view

You will be asked to select your home library.Choose Your Library page. Marriott Library is the first listed.

If you have not already done so, you will be asked to provide your contact information. We need this information to notify you when an item is available and to verify that you are currently affiliated with the University of Utah.

A request will open. Please supply any missing information marked with a red asterisk and click Submit Request.

From the Research Databases, you can request articles that the Marriott Library does not currently have full text access to. Click the title of the article.

If no PDF or HTML icons appear, use the "Request Interlibrary Loan" icon.

screenshot of button "Request Interlibrary Loan" in title record


Choose your libraryMarriott Library is the first option on the Choose your Library screen

Log in using your University of Utah ID and password. New users will need to fill out information so that we can verify your current affiliation with the University of Utah and have contact information to notify you when an item is available.

A request form will open. Be sure that all required fields (marked with a red asterisk) are completed and click Submit Request.

You will receive an email notifying you when the article is ready to be viewed. Access is available for 30 days.

WorldCat is a great resource for searching books, music scores, movies and CDs.

WorldCat provides the following search options:

WorldCat allows you to search by keyword, author, title, ISBN, and year.

When you've found a title you would like to request, click on the title.

screenshot of search result from WorldCat

Click Request Interlibrary Loan to open a request form.

screenshot of link to request interlibrary loan from title record

Be sure to review the request form that opens. All fields marked with a red asterisk need to be completed. Click Submit Request.

ILLiad is the database that the Marriott Library uses to manage interlibrary loan requests. Patrons can view their current and past requests, articles that have been delivered, request renewals and update their account information through this database. Click on a type of request form under "New Request." 

screenshot of ILLiad homepage showing New Request section and a request form

Enter all the required information (marked with a red asterisk) and click Submit Request. Please do not click this button more than once. It may take a minute for your request to submit. Your request will appear under "Pending Requests" on the Main Menu of ILLiad once it has been submitted.

screenshot of submit button at the bottom of request form

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