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Interlibrary Loan and Document Express

When an item you need is not available from Ohio University Libraries or OhioLINK, you can request the item from Interlibrary Loan. You can request materials online via Interlibrary Loan – ILLiad, and we will do our best to find the item for you as quickly as we can.   You will receive an email notification when your materials are ready for pickup (or sign up to receive text notifications).

Log in to Interlibrary Loan – ILLiad


Friends of Libraries Members

Friends of the Libraries can use this special login link to request materials.  

Friends Members Log In to Interlibrary Loan

Renew, Return, or Replace

Loan periods for Interlibrary Loan items are determined by the lending institution. Check the label on the item or email ill@ohio.edu for information. Please do not remove bands, stickers, or paperwork from the materials.

Renew your Interlibrary Loan materials online through Interlibrary Loan – ILLiad or by emailing ill@ohio.edu.

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.

Replace: Replacement fees for lost or stolen Interlibrary Loan materials are at the discretion of the lending institution.

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 ill@ohio.edu.

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

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. Submit requests online via Interlibrary Loan – ILLiad. Articles and book chapters will be delivered via email in PDF format.

Log in to Interlibrary Loan – ILLiad


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.