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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

A guide to interlibrary loan at Middlbeury Libraries

How Long Will it Take?


 System Average Time for Request Note
ILL (book) 2-10 days Some materials may take longer based on location of lending library and availability of item requested. Usually the more locations that own an item the faster we will be able to get it for you.
ILL (article/chapter) Most in under 3 days Please contact ILL if you do not receive your article in 2 weeks

How Long Can I Keep a Loan

Loan length will vary based on the institution the item is borrowed from, most ILL loans are available for 30-60 days. When you receive a physical loan, the due date will be included on the cover slip. It's very important to return an ILL by its due date or renew it. ILL items may be recalled at anytime (prior to the due date) by the lending library.

PDFs are only available for 45 days in your ILLiad account due to copyright.  Please be sure to save or print the articles once you open them.