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Interlibrary Loan

This is the NCU Library Guide to using interlibrary loan, a free borrowing service provided to the NCU community.

Interlibrary Loan Requests and Turnaround Times Alert


Interlibrary Loan Requests and Turnaround Times:

The NCU Library is working to fulfill interlibrary loan requests with a general turnaround time of 7-10 business days; however, please note that book chapter and article requests may be delayed or go unfilled as lending libraries nationwide limit their fulfillment services for content we wish to borrow due to COVID-19. We will explore all avenues to fill your requests. We appreciate your patience as we work to support your research needs. Please contact the Interlibrary Loan staff with any questions.

Create Your ILL Account - First Time Users

First Time User Information

Purpose of registration
To request an item through Interlibrary Loan, you must fill out the new user registration form. Registration has two purposes: Entering your personal information means you will not have to supply the information again when making future requests. You will be able to edit your personal information in the event it changes. Please keep this information current. Email notifications will be sent to the email address you use to register your Interlibrary Loan Account. You will be notified at this email address when your materials have arrived. Electronic versions of materials will be made available for viewing and download in your Interlibrary Loan Account. Items that are delivered through the postal service will be mailed to the address listed in your Northcentral University Account.

About your Username and Password
During registration, you will be asked to choose a Username and Password. You will use this Username and Password when logging into your Interlibrary Loan Account in the future. Choose anything you like, such as your name, abbreviations, or an alphanumeric code. We recommend that you follow good security practice and choose a password that is different from those you use to access other systems. Your password will be encrypted and only known by you.

Who May Use ILL?

  • Currently enrolled students at Northcentral University for University related research
  • Faculty for University related research. If you are an instructor developing a course, ILL is intended for personal use, NOT course dissemination.
  • Team members for work or University related research