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?

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:

  • 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.