Borrow Materials Not Owned By IU

You may request copies of articles not owned by the IU Bloomington Libraries, and books not owned by any IU Library to be delivered for your use. Use Interlibrary Loan to request these items. 

See policies at Document Delivery Services Borrowing-- FAQ.

Borrowing Privileges at Other Institutions

IUB faculty, staff, and students may be able to borrow materials from other colleges and universities in person.  You will need to get a reciprocal borrower's card before you go to the other library.

The IUB Libraries participate in three reciprocal borrowing programs:

  • ALI (Academic Libraries in Indiana) Reciprocal Borrowing Program - Open to students, faculty and staff
  • Big Ten Academic Alliance Reciprocal Borrowing Program  (formerly CIC Reciprocal Borrowing) - Open to faculty and graduate students
  • OCLC Scholars Reciprocal Borrowing Program - Faculty only

Reciprocal borrowing program details & eligibility

Reciprocal Borrowing Request Form