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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
What is an Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?
- Interlibrary Loan is a service that makes it possible for SHU students, faculty, and staff to obtain copies of books, articles, and other library materials that are not owned by SHU from other libraries. SHU Library, like many other academic libraries, both lends and borrows materials from other cooperating institutions. Sacred Heart University students, faculty, and staff are eligible to use the service. A request form is available below.
Request an Interlibrary Loan
Please note: Before requesting an article, a book chapter or book through the library Interlibrary Loan service, please search the Ryan-Matura Library's catalog and Research Databases, our A to Z Listing, making sure the library does NOT own the resource. We cannot request items that we already own. Consult the Reference Desk (203-371-7726) on the 1st Floor of the library if you have any problem with this.
ILL for Online Students
ILL & Online Students:
Is there an an article or chapter from a book that you cannot find among SHU's library resources? Online students may not be able to request and receive physical books, but you can still place requests for journal articles and chapters from books and receive them via email.
Call us at 203-371-7705 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To place an ILL request, go to http://533.account.worldcat.org/profile/.