The IU Bloomington Libraries will request materials from other libraries for you if we do not own what you are looking for. Any current faculty, staff, or student may use these free services.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Request any book, article, media item, and more from Interlibrary Loan and have it delivered to the IU Bloomington library of your choice. First time users first need to register. Approximate delivery time is 2-3 weeks.
UBorrow allows you to look up books, scores, and other physical items held by fifteen other Big Ten libraries, view their availability, and request exactly what you want. UBorrow delivery times are approximately one week, which is traditionally quicker than ILL, and most materials can be checked out for seventeen weeks. Learn more about UBorrow.
View, renew, download received articles or chapters, and more.
Are you a distance education student?
- Request a scan of an article within a larger work that you can't find a digital version of,
- Request the loan of an entire physical work available at an IU Bloomington library, or
- View/download electronically received articles.
- Learn more about services we provide for students engaged in online learning.
Questions? Find quick help via instant messaging and email through Ask a Librarian, call the reference desk at 812.855.0100, or contact the Document Delivery Services department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812.855.6549. View the ILL FAQ for more information.
Not affiliated with IU Bloomington? Contact your campus library or local public library to ask about their interlibrary loan services. View a full list of interlibrary loan contact information for other IU system libraries.
If you are an outside library wishing to borrow materials from Indiana University, navigate to policies, practices, and contact information.