Request Books & Other Media

Interlibrary loan services are available for current University of Chicago faculty, students, and staff (including Hospital staff).

Need it now?

Get it immediately from our collections. Check the Library Catalog.

Not available at the University of Chicago Library?

Get it in about 4 business days and keep it for 12 weeks from BorrowDirect or UBorrow libraries.

Check the BorrowDirect catalog:

See How to Use BorrowDirect for more information.

Check the UBorrow catalog:

See How to Use UBorrow for more information.

Not available via BorrowDirect or UBorrow?

Get it from libraries worldwide (delivery times and loan periods vary).

Request it via Interlibrary Loan:

See How to Use Interlibrary Loan for more information.

Other Borrowers

Proxy Borrowers

Proxy borrowers for faculty are also eligible for interlibrary loan services, but faculty need to request that accounts be set up for their proxies.

Once accounts have been created, proxy borrowers can make requests through the standard login page using specially-created credentials.

Institutions outside of the University of Chicago

If your institution does not use OCLC, DOCLINE, or another ILL system, you can request items from ILL for a fee.
Please read our Lending policies and fees on the Interlibrary Loan department page.

Contact Interlibrary Loan

Feel free to contact us with complex requests or questions.

Telephone: 773-702-8706
In Person: Regenstein Circulation (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.)