Answered By: Courtney Walsh
Last Updated: Feb 07, 2024     Views: 148

The Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services (ILL/DDS) department can help you borrow books and/or articles from other libraries.

The ILL department provides access to academic materials (books and journal articles) not available at the Library. All current Stevens students, staff and faculty members may request articles; those with access to the Stevens campus may request print books.

Articles and books may be requested directly via the Interlibrary Loan Request Portal, or use the Library catalog to search for a subject or specific title.

When you have found a print book or article in the catalog that is marked “At other libraries worldwide,” click on its title to find the red "Request item through Interlibrary Loan" button (see image below). Clicking the button may require that you log into Okta. Once logged in, review the Request form, make any necessary edits and submit.

Screenshot of the catalog record for a journal article with an orange box around the red button to the center-right marked "Request item through Interlibrary Loan" and an orange arrow pointing up to the box

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Document requests are free. Turnaround time is usually 3-10 business days.

For more information, please refer to Document Requests.



Book requests are free. Delivery can take up to 14 business days.

For more information, including what can and cannot be requested through ILL, please visit Book Requests.


For more information about ILL services, please visit Interlibrary Loan.

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