Learning Resources Center (LRC)

Outside of LRC

Interlibrary Loan

Faculty may borrow titles not held by the ORU Library through the interlibrary loan (ILL) service. To request these items, use either this opens new windowonline form or those available in the various databases. When you find an item of interest in an EBSCOhost database, for example, but there is no full text available, click the "Request from another library" link. Or, if there is no such link, use the email function within the database to email the record of the desired item to opens new windowLibILL@oru.edu, adding "ILL request" to the subject line. Key in your contact information including your name and ORU email address in the comments section before emailing the record. To generate an ILL request within the opens new windowWorldCat (FirstSearch), either click the ILL icon or the "Submit this form to borrow via ILL" link.

Please check to be sure an item is not available through the ORU Library before making an ILL request. (For journal articles, use either the opens new windowPublication Finder or opens new windowEagleSearch; for books, use the opens new windowORU Catalog.) If the Library does not own the item, fill in the requested information on the opens new windowonline form and submit it. The request goes by e-mail to the ORU ILL office where it will be processed generally within 24 hours, except on weekends and holidays. Items that can be filled electronically may come within just a day or two; mailed items may take as long as one or two weeks. 

You will be notified by e-mail when the material you have requested has been delivered and is ready for pick up at the One-Stop Library Services Desk. Electronic items will be emailed. See here for more on ILL.

If you have questions about Interlibrary Loan, email LibILL@oru.edu

Though faculty are not charged ILL fees, faculty are asked to voluntarily limit the number of requests they make within any given week to ensure the ILL librarians do not become overwhelmed with requests. This is especially important during peak times when students are busy gathering materials for their research papers.