Interlibrary Loan Ordering & Delivery Tips
Check Before Requesting
Check the Library Catalog, before requesting materials. The material you need may already be available in the library.
Be aware that some journals may also be online and available through links in the A-Z Journals List
Choose Proper Electronic Form
Choose the type of request you wish to make from the drop-down list and then click OK.
There are 3 choices:
Copy of a Book Chapter
On the form, the fields with asterisks (*) are required! If you know additional information, please add it to the blanks.
Copy of an Article
Borrow a Book from another library (Use the Borrow a Book from another library form for any loan, e.g. videos, microfilm, etc.)
A request cannot be filled if the wrong form is used.
Request only 1 item per form.
Books are normally supplied in approximately 2 weeks; it takes time to receive books through Interlibrary Loan.
Articles are often received more quickly.
Materials Difficult to Obtain
Special Collection materials
Newspapers (paper or microfilm)
The Library will always attempt to secure materials that it does not own.
For additional information see Interlibrary Loan Help
Delivery for Those Who Attend Classes or Work on the Pocatello Campus of ISU
The requestor will be notified by email at your @isu.edu email account to pick items up at the Library Circulation Desk, 1st floor.
If for some reason the pick-up cannot be done in a reasonable time frame, please notify the Interlibrary Loan Office by phone (208-282-3127) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles are posted to the Web as a PDF file.
An email will be sent to your @isu.edu email account with a case-sensitive PIN number to access the article.
The document will be available for 14 days or for 5 views, whichever happens first.
After that the document is automatically deleted from the Library's server and you will no longer be able to access it through this Web delivery process.
If you have problems, contact the Library immediately using the Report a Problem with ILL/Document Delivery Requests form.
If you do not view, save, or print the document during the 14-day window, you will have to request the article again. There may be a charge for this second request.
- Web Delivery Process
- Electronic Delivery of Articles FAQ
- Online Form to Report a Problem with an Electronic Document
- Forwarding Your ISU Email Account
- For additional information see Interlibrary Loan Help