Interlibrary loan (ILL) services for obtaining journal material not currently held in the library collection are available to IIRP faculty, students and staff.
When requesting an article via ILL, please provide as much of the following information as possible; this will speed processing of your request:
- Author name(s)
- Article title
- Source (journal title), publication year, volume/issue, pages
- Other publication details as necessary
- DOI (Digital Object Identifier) if available | What is a DOI?
- Where you found the reference (database record, website, article bibliography, etc.) so that we can verify it
Processing time: In most cases, requests can be fulfilled within one or two business days.
Cost: Most ILLs can be obtained at no cost; if there is a charge to get an item, the Librarian will contact you prior to processing the request.
Delivery: Your article will be delivered via email as a PDF file; it is yours to keep.
External library lending: As a courtesy to external academic institutions, we will honor requests submitted via library ILL departments. The Library provides single-use electronic copies of journal articles at no charge.
- The use of borrowed and lent materials is subject to U.S. copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code).
- Documents obtained via ILL are provided solely for educational use by an individual reader, for personal study or research purposes; they may not be redistributed in any way. The Library will provide the borrower with one copy of an article; we cannot deliver multiple copies.
- ILL services are available exclusively to members of the IIRP community; if you are not affiliated with IIRP, please contact your local library for help in obtaining research material.