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ILL: Highlights

  • Use ILL to order articles that are not online
  • ILL is free and very fast
  • NEVER pay for articles; use ILL
  • PDFs of articles will be put into your ILL account
  • Use ILL to have books mailed to your house
  • When you set up your ILL account, select Distance Learner under Loan Pickup Location

Interlibrary Loan

You may obtain both UCF and non-UCF library materials such as books, journal articles, etc. using the UCF Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. You can sign up and request to borrow books and receive PDFs of journal articles by visiting the ILL website: http://library.ucf.edu/ILL . Click on First Time User Registration to establish your Illiad account.

When setting up your Illiad account, make sure to identify yourself as a Distance Student by selecting UCF-Distance Learner under Loan Pickup Location. This will ensure that all books will be mailed to your home.

Illiad provides forms for requesting articles, books, and book chapters, etc. You also can review each of your requests and track its progress towards completion.

The library databases provide direct links to the ILL article request form via the “Get Full Text” icon for those articles that are not available full text online.

The Interlibrary Loan Department notifies you by e-mail when your material is available. To retrieve an article, log on to the ILL website with your PID and password and click on ‘Electronically Received Articles’. The PDF will stay in the Illiad system for 30 days.

How long will it take to get an article? If the library owns the journal, you will receive the article within 1 business day. If the article must be requested from another library, you will receive the article within 2-3 business days. Delivery of books is dependent upon the U.S. Postal Service. Plan accordingly.

Requested items such as books, videos and DVDs will be mailed directly to you. Books, videos, and DVDs can be returned to the UCF Orlando Library or a library on one of the area campuses. If you choose to mail back the material, you are responsible for the return postage. 

Refer to the Interlibrary Loan Frequently Asked Questions for details regarding the Interlibrary Loan service and their policies, or contact the Interlibrary Loan office email illbor@mail.ucf.edu or, by phone at (407) 823-2383.