Interlibrary Loan

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Interlibrary Loan (ILL) allows UTC students, faculty, and staff to obtain library materials that the UTC Library does not own.

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General Information

  • Requests are managed via ILLiad. To log-in, use your UTCID and password. First time users must create an account.

  • You can request items, view checkouts, renew loans, access articles, and check the status of your requests through your account.

  • You will be notified by e-mail when your requested item is available.

  • Articles and book chapters are typically delivered electronically as a PDF file to your ILLiad Account. Articles can be viewed for 60 days after receipt.

  • Physical items like books and DVDs typically take 7 to 10 days to arrive. Delivery times vary based on availability from sharing partners. You will be notified by e-mail when your item arrives at the library and receive instructions for pick-up.

  • We hold items for two weeks at the Check Out Desk from the date the item arrives. We send one reminder e-mail during this period if the item has not been picked up.

  • Due dates are set by the library providing the items.


  • Renewals are available for items based on policy set by the lending library. Items with "NO RENEWALS" printed on the paperwork provided with the item cannot be renewed.

  • Renewals for physical items can be requested beginning one week before the due date.

  • To request a renewal in your ILLiad account:

    • Under the "Review Requests" heading, click "Checked Out Items."

    • Click the six-digit Transaction Number of the item you want to renew.

    • Click "Renew Request."

  • You can renew items one time for a two-week period.

  • Items with "NO RENEWALS" printed on the front of the paperwork cannot be renewed.

Tips for Faster Service

  • Carefully search for your citation in WorldCat or the UTC Catalog.

  • Use the "Borrow from Another Library" button when searching the UTC Catalog.

  • Make sure your citations are as accurate as possible, including authors, titles, and ISSNs or ISBNs when available.

  • Use the notes field on your request form to give us any information that may help us find the item you need, especially if you are unsure of your citation or your citation is incomplete.

Please be aware of the following:

No Textbooks

ILL cannot serve as a replacement for purchasing your course textbooks. Requests for titles on the current textbook list will be cancelled. If you find acquiring any course text difficult, inform your instructor and request placement of course materials into Course Reserves.

No eBooks

Due to licensing agreements with ebook publishers, ILL cannot supply ebooks from other libraries to your ILLiad account. The UTC Library will assess all book requests for purchase as an e-book prior to requesting a print copy from another library.