Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

What is Interlibrary Loan?

When Alverno College Library receives a request for an item it does not own, we first check our partner institutions to see if they will share the item with us. If our partner institutions do not have the item, we expand our search to a network of libraries around the country and sometimes around the world through a process called Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

ILL requests are typically for PDFs of articles/book chapters or for physical items like books or music scores. Due to copyright restrictions, we are unable to digitally receive copies of entire works such as books or journal issues.

Please note that we are not able to request textbooks assigned in active courses through ILL.