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Services: Interlibrary Loan

Welcome to Interlibrary Loan (ILL) at the Franklin & Marshall College Library. This service enables current F&M students, faculty and staff to borrow library materials not available through the F&M Library.

The last day for students to make Interlibrary Loan requests this semester is
***Thursday, April 24th ***

As always, ILL staff will make every effort to obtain needed materials as soon as possible.
Call ILL with any questions or concerns, 291-4224, or stop by the office in the
Shadek-Fackenthal Library Monday-Friday between 8:00am and 4:00pm.

Note: Before you request an item through ILL, please search the Library Catalog or Journal Finder to confirm F&M does not already have access to the desired item.

Note: Textbooks are not eligible to be requested via Interlibrary Loan.
Please see the ILL/ILLiad FAQ for more information.


The week of March 24, a server upgrade caused intermittent problems accessing ILLiad. To regain access:

Clear the cache of your browser -- quit out of the browser -- re-open the browser.

If this does not work, try using a different browser.

NEW for academic year 2013-2014:

The debut of ILLiad as our Interlibrary Loan/ILL management system.

Much like the former ILL system, ILLiad facilitates ILL requests for articles, books, book chapters, etc. In addition, ILLiad enables individual users to:
  • track the status of requests
  • download articles
  • view a history of all ILLiad requests
  • request renewals
ILLiad also decreases the frequency of copying-and-pasting bibliographic data from most library databases into an ILL request form through the 360 Link article linker. Click here for a quick look at how this function works.

All first-time users of ILLiad will have to create a user account. This is a one-time-only process. Immediately after submitting your account information, you will be ready to make requests.

NOTE: all requests initiated prior to use of ILLiad will continue to be managed and completed in the former system. This includes Renewal Requests--please email or call ILL staff to request renewals
for items received via the former ILL system: or telephone: 717.291.4224


To learn more about ILLiad and Interlibrary Loan in general, peruse the: ILL/ILLiad FAQ

Information for borrowing and lending libraries is available here.

Interlibrary loan staff members are available in the Shadek-Fackenthal Library Research Services/ILL Office, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm; via email and telephone: 717.291.4224


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