What you can get through Interlibrary Loan

The ILL service can borrow or obtain:

  • Books or conference proceedings that our library does not own.
  • Articles from a specific journal that we do not own.
    Please note that copyright guidelines and limits will be followed by the Interlibrary Loan Office.
  • Dissertations - if possible. You may purchase and download a copy from ProQuest's Dissertations & Theses.
  • Audiovisual items such as videos/DVDs and other audiovisual materials - if possible. More information.

Undergraduate Students:

  • For fast delivery, request books from MeLCat.
  • Use ILLiad to request materials from UM-Ann Arbor and/or free lenders.

Faculty, Graduate Students, and CASL Honors Students:

  • For fast delivery, request books from MeLCat.
  • Use ILLiad to request materials. We will obtain articles and books from lenders worldwide.

We cannot borrow:

  • Recreational materials via ILL. Use MeLCat instead.
  • Textbooks for a class.
  • Books that this library owns, unless they are missing.
  • Books that are checked out from this library. If the book is checked out we will place a hold on our copy for you or you may request a copy from MelCat.
  • An entire volume of a journal - instead you can get a copy of a specific article.
  • Items to be put on Reserve in our library.
  • Most libraries will not lend audiovisual items, reference books, reserve books, rare or valuable materials such as manuscripts which are difficult to replace, or material in high demand at the lending library.

Costs for ILL Requests

Students

  • Books - no charge.
  • Journal articles - free if retrieved within ILLiad; 20 cents per page for printed copies.
  • Overdue ILL and MeLCat materials will be fined 25 cents per day for the first 8 days.  After that, the fine increases to $5.00 per day.  There is a three day grace period; on the fourth day you will be fined $1.00.
  • A $5.00 charge will be assessed if an item is returned without the book band.  Information on the book band is required by ILL staff to properly return this item.
  • Lost materials borrowed through ILL and MeLCat - $100 replacement fee.

Faculty and Staff

  • Books - no charge.
  • Journal articles - no charge.
  • Overdue ILL and MeLCat materials will be fined 25 cents per day for the first 8 days.  After that, the fine increases to $5.00 per day.  There is a three day grace period; on the fourth day you will be fined $1.00.
  • A $5.00 charge will be assessed if an item is returned without the book band.  Information on the book band is required by ILL staff to properly return this item.
  • Lost materials borrowed through ILL and MeLCat - $100 replacement fee.

Questions? Please contact us at: ill-library@umd.umich.edu

Did you know?

  • 3D Printer in the Library
  • The Mardigian Library has one LulzBot 3D printer and we offer a 3D printing service for current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

  • Please visit our 3D Printing Service page for information on 3D printing, resources for students and faculty, and how to submit your 3D Print Requests.