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Interlibrary Loan will be resuming physical materials borrowing requests on August 24th. While Drake’s services will be up and running, many libraries are still shut down and not lending materials. ILL staff will make every effort to fulfill your request. Please allow additional time for processing and submit requests as far in advance as possible.

What is Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery?

Interlibrary Loan is the service that gives you access to the resources of other libraries. Use ILL to:

BooksBorrow books & media
Most items arrive in 3 - 7 business days.

ArticlesGet PDFs of articles & book chapters
Average time is 1-3 days.


helpPlace items on Course Reserve
Faculty & Staff should contact the Drake Circulation Department (x2277) to have items placed on Course Reserve.


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 - $10 IFM (loans and copies).

Media requests carry a 3-week due date with no renewals and must be returned via insured carrier.

New books (published current year plus one) carry a 4-week due date with no renewals.

Non-circulating collections are generally not available for Interlibrary Loan.

Questions regarding our policies should be directed to Erin Sharwell, Collections & Discovery Librarian.

Last Updated: Aug 31, 2020 4:00 PM

Contact Information

Interlibrary Loan &
Document Delivery

Drake Library, Room 18

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri 8am - 4pm

Becky Cousins
Library Clerk 2