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Interlibrary Loan: Request a Book

Service Scope and Instructions

This service is available only to St. Mary's University students, faculty, and staff. Students, faculty, and staff of the Law School must contact the Law Library for Interlibrary Loan services.

If you request an item via ILL, you are responsible for any charges incurred. Allow  at least 10 days for delivery.

How to Request a Book

  1. Before making a request for a book or government document, check the Library Catalog to see if the library owns the requested item. Try the Blume Library's eBooks or search the Open Library for instant access to eBooks.
  2. Provide your contact information. 
  3. Fill in as much of the book information as you can. The more information you fill in and the more correct it is, the more likely you are to receive the item promptly.
  4. Finally, click Send Request to send your request to the Interlibrary Loan Department.

When you ILL book arrives, you will be notified by email. You will retrieve books from the Circulation Counter. 

ILL Request Form for Books

Your Personal Information

Your Name:

St. Mary's ID number:

Department or major:

Status (select one): or give other status:
Preferred email address:

Phone number:

I need this item before this date:

Will you accept charges? Yes No
What is the maximum charge you will accept?
You are responsible for any charges incurred.

Information about the book:

Is this item a:
Book Government Document Dissertation or Thesis

If our catalog shows that we own this item, please give reason for requesting via ILL:




Date of publication: This edition only?


Any other information that may help us locate this item, such as other library catalog this was found in, etc?

Other comments:

Pay ILL Charges

Charges relating to Interlibrary Loan (ILL) can be paid at the Blume Library Circulation Counter during regular library hours.

Or, you may pay online with a credit card.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Libraries are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction under certain conditions. One of these conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." The user is liable for copyright infringement if the reproduction is later used in violation of the "fair use" provision of the law.

The library reserves the right to refuse to accept an interlibrary request if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.