Inter-Library Loan Request Form

To request a book not held in the SKL system via interlibrary loan (ILL), please fill out our interlibrary loan book request form. Note that you will need to have signed up for a library account to utilize the service; the form will ask patrons to enter their KU Network Username & Passwords.

Faculty, graduate students and university staff can take out up to 5 items at a time via ILL (this service is not available to undergraduate students). The Library will notify the patron via e-mail once a request has been fulfilled and the item has arrived, or once it has been determined that the requested item cannot, in fact, be retrieved via ILL. Retrieved ILL items can be picked up at the Reserve Desk on the Ground Floor.

Books requested via ILL will usually take several days to arrive, however the time is dependent on factors external to the control of the Library, and can take longer. Note that the loan period is also set by the lending library, rather than the SKL, so these will vary, and it is the responsibility of the borrower to be aware of the due date for the ILL item.

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