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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.

What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?

The purpose of the NCU Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL) is to obtain requested resources from ILL-participating libraries to support the research needs of the NCU community when such resources are not available from Library databases.  Interlibrary Loan Services are governed by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), which is a branch of the American Library Association (ALA).  The NCU ILL service follows CONTU Guidelines established by the U. S. Copyright Office to ensure copyright compliance.  The NCU ILL service is made possible by resource sharing agreements with ILL-participating libraries, facilitated by the Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC).

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Service is free to NCU students, faculty, and staff.

ILL Illiad Login

Before you proceed, check Find a Resource for journal titles and e-books and ProQuest Dissertation & Theses for dissertations to see if we already own the item you need.

Click here to log into your ILL Account