Answered By: Victoria Peters
Last Updated: Oct 05, 2023     Views: 669

Interlibrary loan is a service whereby a DePauw library patron can borrow books, DVDs, music, etc. and/or receive photocopies of documents that are owned by another library. This means that we work hard to get you what you need!

ILL is free for DePauw students, faculty, and staff. The library incurs any fee associated with your request.

Stages of ILL

1. You find an item (book, article, dvd, etc.) in the Libraries' catalog that the DePauw Libraries does not currently have available.

2. You will click on the blue "Request Item" button on the right-hand side of the screen.







3. You will then be prompted to fill out the request form (see video). For physical items, you can set your pickup location for Roy O. West Library or the Music Library.

4. The Libraries' ILL Specialist (Meghan) will receive your request and send out the call to libraries worldwide to see if anyone can send it to us.

5. A library responds and prepares to send us the item.

6. The DePauw Libraries receives the item and sends you an email alerting them that the item arrived.

7. The ILL'd item will be waiting for pickup in the patron's email inbox (if a scan) OR at your selected library.

After submitting an ILL request, you can check the status of your request at