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Interlibrary Loan: ILL


What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan

If we don't have an article or book that you need, you may order the item through interlibrary loan.  Loans take between 1 and 5 days (common for PDF articles) to three weeks (more common for books) processing time to arrive. This service is only available to LMU students, faculty, staff, clinical adjuncts, and TOMEC residents.

You can log in using the screen below or create an account by clicking on the ILL Button.

Contact for questions about requests



Do you have a question about using Interlibrary Loan? Please use the buttons above or contact the ILL department at: or email the library at

Interlibrary Loan Answers Handout

Receiving Items

Students attending the Harrogate or Middlesboro campuses must pick up print items at the CarnegieVincent Library, Technical Services (first floor). Students attending extended sites will have print materials mailed to them at the address provided in the ILLIAD account. Most electronic articles/chapters will be received via email or in the patron’s ILL account. 

Returning Items

The lending library sets the due date for the borrowed item. Library patrons must adhere to due dates. All items must be returned to the ILL box located on the Carnegie-Vincent library’s first floor in Harrogate or must be mailed via USPS mail to the Harrogate campus library (using the return label enclosed with the item). Returned ILL items will not be accepted at any other campus. The borrower is financially responsible for the replacement or repair of materials lost or damaged during his/her use of them or for late fees charged by the lending library for ILL items. 


You may request a renewal by emailing Michael McMurray at  Renewals are not guaranteed.

Book Delivery

If you are a student at a branch campus and the print item is only available at the Harrogate campus, use document delivery (below) instead of Interlibrary Loan.