Interlibrary Loan: The Worldwide Library

Can’t find the book, or the full text of an article, that you want? Try Interlibrary Loan!

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) facilitates your research by opening access to the world’s libraries. Collections from across the country and the world are made available through cooperation among resource sharing networks. So if Myrin doesn’t have what you need for your class, your research, or for pleasure reading, you can request it, and we can get it!

Use the ILL link available from the library website, login with your Ursinus username and password, and fill in the form. If you’ve ordered a physical book, you’ll be notified via email or text message, and you can come to pick it up at the Main Desk located on the first floor of Myrin. Articles are generally delivered electronically to your account. You’ll be notified via e-mail that it’s there, and you can log back in to download it. Don’t forget to check your “Clutter” folder if you don’t see an e-mail from ILL in a few days.

Dominque de St. Etienne is the Interlibrary Loan Coordinator. She makes the transaction in the order the ILL requests are received. Books can take one week to come, and articles are often delivered the same day they are ordered. From your account, you can easily check the status of your request. If after one week, your ILL is still in process, please do not hesitate to contact the Interlibrary Loan service.  Dominique can answer your questions every day from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM or be reached via e-mail at  Books can be renewed from your account or by contacting the ILL service.

The service is accessible from off-campus, so wherever you find yourself over Spring Break, you can make requests for your term papers and research projects. Don’t forget – you can get books you want to read for fun, too!