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Winter Session Research Guide: Registering for Interlibrary Loan

What is Interlibrary loan?

Interlibrary Loan service is offered from Jan. 3rd through Jan. 20th during the winter session. 
For online courses, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service whereby the library will get articles and chapters of books for students enrolled in a Susquehanna University course for at no cost.  Requests with copyright restrictions may prevent the library from filling your request. 

  • Articles and chapters of books can arrive as quickly as three hours once the ILL staff process the request. 
  • Articles and chapters of books arrive in your email as a PDF.

Availability and timelines are no guarantee so don't procrastinate.  Links to interlibrary loan forms ("Full-text Finder") are available in all our databases, so if you don't see the full text, submit an ILL request.

Note: Because the SU Library does not ship books to students, book requests are not an option.  

Registering for Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

The screen below shows the registration information you will need to create an Interlibrary Loan account.  Once you have created an account, you are "good to go" for ordering book chapters, journal articles,  and magazine articles not available in full-text through our databases. These items will come to you in PDF format via email.  You can always check the status of your request to the left of the screen under "View".

If you are in need of print books, check with your public library in your town or city about Interlibrary Loan services.  If you live in Pennsylvania and the town or city you live in has a college or university, check our reciprocal institutions list and you may apply for borrowing privileges at that institution.