F&M College Library

Interlibrary Loan at F&M

This guide demonstrates how faculty, staff and current students can use the interlibrary loan service!

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan is a library service that faculty, staff and current students at F&M can use to get access to materials that F&M does not own.  Articles and book chapters may arrive to you in as little as 1-2 days.  Loans of materials take on average 1-2 weeks, but could take longer depending on availability.


When to Use Interlibrary Loan

Place an Interlibrary Loan request after you have searched DISCOVER to ensure that we do not have the item you need.  You may request the following items through ILL:

  • Books
  • Book Chapters
  • Articles
  • Other formats including some audiovisual materials, music scores, and more!

Items NOT Available Through Interlibrary Loan

The following items are NOT available through ILL:

  • Textbooks that have been published within the last two years. 
  • Full issues of journals
  • E-books
  • Some audiovisual materials (depending on availability)

Contact Us


Email us at iloan@fandm.edu or call 717-358-4224.

Our office hours are M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.