UNO Interlibrary Loan Services are available to all UNO faculty, staff, and students.
Research Park employees, UNO alumni, students of other area universities, and the general public are not eligible to use the Interlibrary Loan Service.
Yes! You are able to use interlibrary loan to request books and articles.
You can request books, CDs, DVDs and manuscripts. You can also request scans of journal articles and book chapters.
The service is intended to support research and teaching activities, so please refrain from requesting items for entertainment purposes, such as best-selling novels or graphic novels.
We can’t guarantee that we will be able to get everything you request – some items are too rare to be borrowed or simply aren’t available. However, there are a few items that you are unable to request:
- Reserve items or textbooks
- Scans from reserve items or textbooks
Processing and shipping times vary widely due to the availability of the item you request, but most books arrive at the library within two weeks, and article and book scans are usually received within three to seven days.
The option to expedite an article or book chapter request is a service provided for faculty only. If faculty members select this service, interlibrary loan staff will purchase the article (if available) from a third-party document supplier. The article will then be sent to faculty members via ILLiad as usual. The turn around time for this service is at most two hours.
Once an item is available to borrow, you will receive an email from the firstname.lastname@example.org email address. You can pick up the item from the Library’s circulation desk. Make sure to have your UNO ID card when you borrow the item – we will check your ID before you take the item home with you.
Article and book chapter scans will be sent directly to your UNO email address.
The length of your loan depends entirely on the library that lends the item - they set the due date. Usually the borrowing period for interlibrary loans are between six to 12 weeks.
If an item is overdue, you will receive email notifications until it is returned. If an item is not returned within two weeks of its’ due date, your ILLiad account will be blocked. If an item is not returned within four weeks of its’ due date, your library account will be blocked. Once the item is returned, all of your accounts will be unblocked.
If you have lost or damaged an item, please contact interlibrary loan staff by email at email@example.com or phone 504-280-7276.