Frequently Asked Questions
Interlibrary Loan offers free access to books and journal articles not currently available within the University of Minnesota Twin Cities' collections to promote coursework and scholarly research to Twin Cities campus faculty, staff, and students, excluding Law. Law school students, faculty, and staff should use the Law Library's Interlibrary Loan services
Some items are very difficult to obtain, including reference books, test/survey manuals, very old or rare items, software, audiovisual materials, and entire journal issues. We make our best effort to obtain materials you request, but cannot guarantee that your request will be filled successfully
If you are a borrowing library wishing to request items from MNU, please visit our Lending web site
To request an item through ILL, please log in to our ILLiad system.
- What is Interlibrary Loan and how do I get started?
- Who can use Interlibrary Loan?
- What does it cost?
- What can I request?
- What is not available through interlibrary loan?
- How long does it take?
- How can I check the status of a request?
- How will I be notified?
- What are my options for pickup and delivery of interlibrary loan materials?
- How do I request a renewal?
- Will I be fined for overdue materials?
- What if I damage or lose the material?
- Where should I return the material?