Interlibrary Loan

Welcome to Interlibrary Loan! We look forward to helping you acquire the resources that you need.

The Interlibrary Loan borrowing service allows UCSC faculty, staff and students to borrow materials from other libraries if items are not available at the UCSC Library. 

My ILL Requests (Manage your ILL Requests) 

ILL Fees/Fines

Lending Information for other Libraries

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us:                                                                        

Phone: (831) 459-2234                                     
Business Hours: M-F,  9 am-5 pm                     
(See Library Hours for exceptions & closures)

Attention Interlibrary Loan Patrons: The ILL Request system will be down for one day on  July 25, 2014 due to a server upgrade. Please place requests when the system is back up. Please contact staff with questions. Thank you!

Request an item through interlibrary loan:

Option 1: Melvyl (fastest method)


  1. Find the item in the Melvyl Catalog.
  2. Select Request.
  3. Fill out the Request form and submit.

                   Go to Melvyl

Option 2: Citation Linker


Note: Please include as much citation information as possible. For faster service, please use Melvyl Request.


Option 3: Manual Forms (courtesy patrons ONLY)


Note: Use of this form will increase the time required to process your request. For faster service, UCSC faculty, staff and students should use Melvyl Request.