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The Library and You: How to Make the Most Out of Your Vanderbilt Experience: Interlibrary Loan

When the Library Doesn't Have What I Need...

Nine campus libraries offer a huge number of books and journals, but sometimes it's not enough...

Request the Item Via Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

What is ILL?

  • ILL gives you access to loans or copies of materials that the Library does not own

  • Items can be requested from across town, across the country, or around the world

  • Turnaround times can vary widely but most articles arrive within four or five business days, most books within 10 days. Recent editions of textbooks may not be available through ILL

  • There is no charge to you for this service

How do I submit a request?

  • Log in to your secure, personal ILL account and choose a request form

  • Or, click on FindIt@VU, available in many databases,  to request items as you search.   Learn more about FindIt@VU.

Flying Books

Interlibrary Loan:

  Where the books come to you!