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Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services

The Interlibrary Loan URL and logon procedure has changed. Check your bookmarks.

SEPTEMBER 4th, 2019: THE NEW INTERLIBRARY LOAN SYSTEM IS NOW LIVE. Thanks for your patience as we've been working hard to make sure we deliver a quality service to our library users. We think you'll agree the new system has been worth the wait!

How to Make an InterLibrary Loan Request

Can't find the article or book you need? Don't give up! Use Interlibrary Loan. It's free to CSU students, faculty, and staff. Interlibrary Loan uses a worldwide network of libraries to locate the exact item you need. An article in PDF format can often be delivered within 48 hours; other materials take longer.

How it works:

  1. First, make sure the item is not currently available through OneSearch.
  2. Log in to the Interlibrary Loan system. You'll need to go through the same Patron Authentication used for off-campus access to our licensed databases. This requires your CSU ID# and the same Library PIN you use to check your Library account.
  3. Select article, book, or other/audio/visual, then enter as much information as you have, and click submit to place your request.


Need a PIN? Can't remember your PIN?   Set it up here!
More about your Library PIN

Log in to your old ILLiad account   Log into ILLiad
(for access to materials requested BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1st ONLY)

For more information, call the Interlibrary Loan Office at 216-687-2382 or email, or read the Interlibrary Loan FAQ.

Materials requested through Interlibrary loan may be protected by copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code).