Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
How to Request:
There are three ways to request a loan for books, CD/DVDs, scores, etc.:
Borrow materials from Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, and Middlebury Libraries. Most items will be available for pick up at the Clapp Service Desk within 2-3 business days.
ILL (ILLiad) Loan
Fill in a request form if you know exactly what you need. First time users login with domain username and password to complete registration. Delivery ranges from 3 days to 2 weeks depending on how far the item has to travel (materials are requested from libraries worldwide).
Use Article Locator if you have a citation in hand from a bibliography or reading list. Article Locator will help you to find online full-text or to pass the search into a InterLibrary Loan request form.
When you're searching in an A-Z database you can just click on to request through ILL.
Use the ILL Article Form to request the article.
Use the ILL Book Chapter Form to request a scan of a book chapter.
Use the ILL Thesis Form to request a thesis loan.
To learn more about getting resources from other institutions, visit our ILL Guide.