What kinds of stuff can I borrow through Interlibrary Loan?
Answered By: Stormye Hendrix
Last Updated: Dec 15, 2017

Please remember to send one request for each item.


  • Book chapters

  • Journal articles

    • Up to three articles/chapters from a journal issue/book may be requested.

    • All requests are evaluated for copyright compliance and may be cancelled.  

  • Books

    • If the UNLV Libraries copy is an E-Book and you need a print copy, please indicate in the notes field that you need a print copy.

  • Dissertations/Theses

  • Media (CDs, DVDs, videos, etc.)

    • Media items may take longer to arrive.

    • Media often have short checkout times.

    • Scheduling for classroom use is unreliable.

  • Currently unavailable from the UNLV Libraries -- checked out, missing, or on order.

Most articles arrive within 24 hours, and books arrive within a week. Turnaround time may be affected by scarcity of sources, distance of sources, holidays and weekends, or incomplete information about the requested item.

 Materials Not Available for Request through Interlibrary Loan

  • Entire journal volumes

  • E-Books

  • Materials for personal use