Interlibrary Loan

ILL Covid 19 Update: 

At this time we are only able to try to fill loan requests (physical items) for faculty and staff.

If you would like to make a request for an e-book, please contact

If you only need a limited number of chapters from a book, please try placing a book chapter request for each chapter needed and we'll try to get them electronically (in accordance with copyright law).

If this is for a class, please check with your instructor who may have already requested the resource for you. If not, please contact


Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

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How to Request:


Requesting Books, DVDs, CDs, etc.:

There are two ways to request a loan for books, CD/DVDs, scores, etc.:

WorldCat WorldCat
Search and request through this database of library catalogs of worldwide published material. We borrow from  Boston Library Consortium and other partner libraries first for fastest delivery.


Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
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).

Requesting Articles:

  • Check the Wellesley Catalog for journal title before submitting a request.

  • 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 find it at wellesley button to request through ILL.

  • Use the ILL Article Form to request the article.


Requesting Book Chapters or Theses:


To learn more about getting resources from other institutions, visit our ILL Guide.