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Interlibrary Loan Department
Cunningham Memorial Library
Phone 812.237.2566
Fax 812.237.2567


About Interlibrary Loan

For items unavailable at the ISU library, students, staff, or faculty may request that the items be borrowed from another library through the interlibrary loan service.

Some items may be harder to obtain than others. It is based on who owns the item, if it is available and if they will lend it. The Library will not borrow textbooks required for ISU classes.

The Library pays for the costs of interlibrary loan (ILL). This service is provided at no charge to ISU affiliates. Distance learners are responsible for return postage. For the best service, we recommend no more than ten ILL requests per week. If you have a large number of requests, submit the requests in batches.

Please allow at least 10-14 business days for materials to arrive. Physical items will be mailed to distance learner students. Journal articles may arrive faster. Journal articles can be accessed online from your ILLiad account. You will be notified by e-mail when articles are ready to view or when your item is ready to pick up at the Circulation desk or mailed for distance learners. ILL materials may be renewed through ILLiad, if allowed by the lending library.

ISU items and Distance Learners

Checkout periods of ISU material:  Undergraduate students may check out most items for 21 days. Graduate students may check out most items for 120 days. Items eligible for renewal may be renewed a maximum of three times. Renewals may be requested online in ILLiad. Distance learners are responsible for any return postage and insurance for books and other loans. 

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