What is Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery?
Interlibrary Loan is the service that gives you access to the resources of other libraries. Through ILL you can:
Borrow books & media
If Drake doesn't have the book or media item you need, then we will try to find another library that does. Use WorldCat to locate items from quick delivery libraries and you can get them in 2-3 business days. Most other items arrive in 7-9 business days.
Get electronic copies of articles & book chapters
If Drake doesn't have access to the article, we will try to get a copy of it from another library. If we do have access to it, we'll scan it and send it to you. Either way, you'll get a PDF in as little as 1-3 days.
Request items be placed on course reserves
This system tracks our request to pull items for Course Reserves as well as Document Scanning.
This service is only available to Faculty and Staff.
Information for Libraries
If you do not use OCLC resource sharing, then please request our materials using our Lending Request Form.
Our fee policy from the Policies directory:
IDS and NY libraries - no charge.
Out of state libraries - $12 IFM (loans and copies).
Media requests carry a 3 week due date witout renewals and must be returned via insured carrier.
Non-circulating collections are generally not available for Interlibrary Loan.
Questions regarding our policies should be directed to Logan Rath, Resource Sharing Librarian.
ILLiad manages your requests.