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Interlibrary Loan and Document Express OLD

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Interlibrary Loan

If an item you need isn't available the ALICE Catalog or OhioLINK,  you can  request it through Interlibrary Loan.  We'll do our best to find the article, book, book chapter, dissertation, or video from another library. 

  1. Place a request through Interlibrary Loan - ILLiad.
  2. You will receive an email when your items are ready for pickup.
  3. Pick up your items at the Alden 2nd Floor Self-Pickup Shelves.
    • Library Use Only requests (designated by the lender) are available at the Alden 2nd Floor Service Desk.
  4. Return your items to the Alden 2nd or 4th Floor Service Desk.

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Return your materials to the Alden 4th Floor Service Desk. Please do not use book drops for Interlibrary Loan materials. Failure to return materials on time may result in suspension of Interlibrary Loan privileges. Replacement fees for lost or stolen Interlibrary Loan materials are at the discretion of the lending institution. 

Faculty & Staff: due to the nature of materials, ILL requests will be available at the 2nd floor for pick-up by default. If delivery to a faculty/staff office is desired, please reply to ILL notifications or contact Delivery processing will take an additional 2-3 business days. 

Can I Renew My Interlibrary Loan Items?

Loan periods and renewals for Interlibrary Loan items are determined by the owning institution. To renew your items, log into Interlibrary Loan - ILLiad, or email

Document Express

Document Express is a service provided by Ohio University Libraries to scan and deliver articles and book chapters from Alden Library, the Music and Dance Library, and the Library Annex.

  1. Place a request through Interlibrary Loan - ILLiad.
  2. Library staff will scan the item for you.
  3. You will receive an email when your PDFs are ready to view.

Loans to Other Libraries

Libraries without OCLC access can place requests through our online request form. If your library does not have an account and would like to use this service, email

Individuals interested in borrowing Ohio University Libraries’ materials: please consult your local library for Interlibrary Loan service.

Copyright Information

The Copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.  Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction.  One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.”  If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a reproduction in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.  The institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.