Interlibrary Loan Policies and Frequently Asked Questions
Interlibrary Loan provides access to items such as books, newspapers, journal articles, dissertations, etc. from a wide variety of sources that are not available in the Marriott Library. By use of a library system called OCLC, which may be accessed by you via the WorldCat database, we have access to millions of volumes. In most instances books can be provided to you within 1 to 2 weeks and electronic access to articles can be provided within 24-48 hours.
- Who can use Interlibrary Loan?
- What is available through Interlibrary Loan?
- How do I order items from Interlibrary Loan?
- How long will it take?
- Where do I pick up my materials?
- Where is the Interlibrary Loan office?
- What are Interlibrary Loan's hours?
- How long will I be able to keep my book?
- What about renewals?
- What about overdue items?
- How much will it cost?
Marriott Library Interlibrary Loan is for the use of students, faculty, staff and emeritus faculty of the University of Utah. Health sciences students, faculty, and staff patrons submit requests through Eccles Health Sciences Library and Law School patrons submit requests through Quinney Law Library .
Not all items are available from Interlibrary Loan. Most libraries will not loan rare or valuable materials, including manuscripts, basic reference materials, or materials in high demand. Dissertations that do not circulate may be purchased from University Microfilms. Some dissertations are available for free downloading through Dissertations & Theses: Full Text. Journals do not circulate, but articles can be requested.
Items requested through Interlibrary Loan should be for academic research use only. Please request recreational type material through your local public library.
Textbooks and course required materials are not available through Interlibrary Loan.
Marriott Library materials that are currently checked out by other patrons can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
Interlibrary Loan requests are submitted online through the Marriott Library's ILLiad system. You can also request items found through WorldCat or articles found in the Marriott Library Research Databases by clicking on the "Request Interlibrary Loan" link listed on these pages.
It is difficult to estimate when materials will be available once they have been ordered. In most instances books are available within 1 to 2 weeks and electronic access to articles can be provided within 24-48 hours.
Books will be held at the Reserve Desk on the second floor and notification of their availability will be sent to you via email. Borrowed items must be returned directly to the Reserve Desk. The lending library may require the material to remain in the Marriott Library. Patrons will be held responsible for overdue fees and/or replacement costs of missing books as a result of removing ILL labels or returning to any other location.
Articles will be posted on your ILLiad account online. You will receive an email notifying you of their availability.
Interlibrary Loans is located on the fifth floor of the Marriott Library. Patron access to the ILL office is unavailable.
You can contact us via telephone us at 801-581-6010 or e-mail us with any additional questions.
The Interlibrary Loan contact hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Interlibrary Loan materials are meant for short term use only. Unless otherwise specified, books circulate for four weeks from the date arrived from the lending library. Lending libraries have the right to recall Interlibrary Loan materials and you might be asked to return items before the due date.
Interlibrary Loan materials should be used within the time frame allowed and not requested more than once. If needed we will request one two-week renewal from the lending library. If you feel that the Marriott Library should own the material you are requesting, please suggest a purchase.
The due date for items is printed on the ILL book strap. Items need to be returned to the Reserve Desk by this date. You will be charged a $10.00 overdue fee for items not returned by the 2nd overdue notice. If the book is not returned by the 3rd overdue notice you will be billed for the replacement of the item (at least $50.00) plus a $25 processing fee. The $10.00 overdue fee and the $25.00 processing fee will not be forgiven.
There is no charge to request books or articles through Interlibrary Loan.