ILL & Doc Delivery

Interlibrary Loan Guidelines (during Covid 19)

  • For Faculty:  Please keep your requests limited to scholarly pursuits and course preparation. 

  • For Students: Requests will be limited to 300- and 400-level courses, research methods, independent studies, and internships. 

  • All Interlibrary Loan Requests will be submitted using our online form


Please Keep in Mind 

  • Requests will be placed each week on the following days:  Monday through Friday 

  • Items will be received and processed on the following days:   Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 

  • We will request items but cannot guarantee fulfillment. 

  • Requests may take longer to arrive than normal.  This may be due to the lending library’s staffing and operations. 

For More Information, Please Contact us with your questions. 


  • We will NOT order a book that Buhl Library owns unless the item is listed as missing OR if an electronic item is missing page numbers crucial for citations.
  • We will NOT order textbooks for a class.  
  • We will NOT borrow items to put on reserve in our library.
  • The Interlibrary Loan Code does NOT permit us to request NEW books (i.e., published within the past nine months).
  • If items are in the public domain or found free online, requests for the hard copy may be denied.
  • Most libraries do not lend audiovisual materials, eBooks, reference books, reserve books, rare or valuable materials such as manuscripts or old frail books which are difficult to replace, or material in high demand at the lending library.

Additional Note:

  • You may request the renewal of a book only once; the lending library reserves the right to deny any renewal request.

Need a book that the library does not have access to?
Submit your request here:

Book Request (ILL) Form

Contact Info

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Conni Shaw, x3842,


Please note:  A fine of $1.00 per day with 1 DAY OF GRACE is charged for all overdue Interlibrary Loan items. Other late fees and charges for damage and loss may be imposed by the lending library.    

We will not process any additional Interlibrary Loan requests until you return all due or overdue Interlibrary Loan items.

If your interlibrary loans accrue a combined fine total of $10 or more, all ILL borrowing privileges will be suspended until the fine has been paid in full and the library is informed of the payment.