Fall 2020: ILL staff will resume requesting physical books when Module 1 begins. Note that most of our ILL partner libraries, UPS, and the USPS, continue to work at a reduced capacity -- as always, our ILL staff will work as effectively and efficiently as possible.
What is Interlibrary Loan?
Faculty, staff and current students at F&M can use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request items that are not available in the library's collections. Articles and book chapters may arrive to you in as little as 1-2 days, while loans of materials take approximately 1-2 weeks.
When to Use Interlibrary Loan
Before using ILL, search DISCOVER to ensure that the item you need is NOT available in our collections.
You may request the following items through ILL:
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
Some audiovisual materials (depending on availability)