Answered By: Timothy Grasso
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2018     Views: 515

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a system that provides access to books, book chapters, and articles not available at Fuller Libraries, by borrowing items from other libraries. 

In other words, if we do not own a particular book that you need, you can often successfully borrow it from another library through the ILL system.

Fuller faculty, staff and currently enrolled students can log in to the ILL page of their library account to submit, track requests, and retrieve electronically delivered documents. You will be prompted to login using your Fuller ID.

We also use this system to fulfill Document Delivery requests (Books-by-Mail and Scan on Demand) from our online and regional campus users for materials owned only by the David Allan Hubbard Library (Pasadena campus). For more information on these services please see our Library Services for Online Users library guide.

Most of the time you will submit requests through the library’s catalog or online databases.  At times you may need to submit a request manually through the ILL page of your account.  

Book Requests via library catalog

  1. Search the library’s catalog.

  2. If you find a title that Fuller Libraries do not own, go to the item’s catalog record (click on the title). On the catalog record, under "Availability", click on the “Request Item through Interlibrary Loan” button.

  3. Log in to the ILL page of your library account.

  4. Submit the appropriate Book request form.

More detailed how-to information for submitting different types of ILL requests can be found on our ILL library guide.

You can check on the status of your request on the ILL page of your library account.  You will also be notified by email when your item has arrived.  Interlibrary loan books can be picked up at the front desk of the David Allan Hubbard Library.  Other types of requests will be delivered electronically via email (Scan on Demand, or ILL article/chapter requests) or sent to your address (Books-by-Mail).