Answered By: Mary Ellen Valverde Last Updated: Apr 16, 2020 Views: 33
Regular Interlibrary Loan document requests (requesting documents from other schools) usually takes about 2-5 business days depending on how fast the other library sends the article to our Library. Sometimes they are faster and but it can take up to 10 business days to receive an article.
There is also the option of a "Rush Request" which costs $10. With the Rush Request the document should get to you within 1-3 business days.
The ILL department can try to get your article to you but we cannot promise it will be here by the time your paper is due since even a rush request can take up to Friday to get the article.
If you would like to make a request, find the title in the Library catalog (the main search bar on the Library homepage) and click on the button to "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" (see image below), or go directly to the ILL Portal.
PLEASE NOTE: In both regular and rush document requests, the ILL department does its best to get the article that you need, however, there are times that documents are not available and the library may not be able to obtain them for you.
For more information, visit the Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Services page.