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The interlibrary loan (ILL) service enables UC students, faculty, and staff to obtain articles/chapters from titles not available in UCLA libraries. ILL is not currently borrowing physical items at this time. UCLA will automatically search for availability in other libraries, both in this country and abroad.
- Articles and book chapters will be scanned and e-mailed directly to you.
- At this time, ILL is not borrowing entire physical items such as books, microfilms, and whole journals.
The service is free to eligible borrowers:
- UC faculty members, including emeriti
- UC academic library cardholders
- UC students
- UC staff library cardholders
UCLA Extension students and faculty, alumni, holders of courtesy, access, and fee cards, and members of the general public are not eligible. These users should request interlibrary loans through their local public libraries.
To request an item directly from a database or the UC-wide Melvyl Catalog
- Article Indexes and Databases: Search an individual index or database. Click the button and then choose the "Request this from the library" link
- Melvyl: Choose your home campus, search the catalog, then use the service
Blank ILL request forms for titles not found in Melvyl (requests using these forms will be delayed)
Users can check the status of a request and cancel by logging in to My ILL Requests. All ILL material is non-renewable.
Items That Can Be Requested
Items not owned by UCLA libraries.
Items that are checked out of UCLA libraries, excluding materials on reserve for a course.
Items That Cannot Be Requested
- Reference materials
- Course reserves
- Non-circulating items (i.e. Special Collections)
Items That May Be Difficult to Obtain
- Entire journal volumes or issues
- Titles only owned at foreign institutions
- E-Pub/Articles ahead of print