Interlibrary Loan

University Library tries to ensure that you have access to all the materials that you need for your research. We provide several easy and ethical options to get you articles, books, and other items not available at UL. 

If you need an article, start with the OpenILL search below.  This will look for copies at University Library and in open access repositories. It also helps to submit an ILL request if a copy is not immediately available.

Log-in to our Interlibrary Loan (ILL system) to request books or other materials not available through OpenILL. ILLis also where you can track active requests, view and download requested copies, and manage loans.


If you need an article or book chapter, our OpenILL request form that will attempt to locate an available copy before sending the request to other libraries. It's a relatively new tool, so please let us know if it links you to the wrong article.


For other requests or to view your account details, please log in to Interlibrary Loan.

Borrowing from Other Libraries


The Interlibrary Loan service (ILL) allows current IUPUI faculty, staff, and students affiliated with IUPUI University Library or the Herron School of Art Library to borrow materials not owned by the library.

Log In to Interlibrary Loan

In addition to Interlibrary Loan, the library offers the Article Delivery Service, which allows current faculty, staff, and students affiliated with IUPUI University Library to request articles from within the Library’s print collection. Articles are scanned and delivered to the user’s ILL account.

Interlibrary Loan and Article Delivery Service requesting is done through the same online system, ILLiad. You can find more information about ILL Policies and Guidelines and other Resource Sharing services such as UL Article Delivery Service, Faculty Proxy Account Information and the Articles on Demand service for faculty on the Interlibrary Loan Logon web page. Log in to submit an ILL request.

Borrowing from IUPUI University Library

Other libraries or organizations can request materials owned by IUPUI University Library or the Herron School of Art Library. You can find detailed information on How to Borrow from Us.

This service is only available to other libraries or organizations. We do not accept interlibrary loan requests from individuals. If you're an Indiana resident, you may apply for an IU Libraries Borrower's Card. If you are not an Indiana resident living in the Indianapolis area, please contact the interlibrary loan office of your local public or academic library.


Interlibrary Loan Process

Interlibrary loan process map
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