Interlibrary loan (ILL) facilitates the sharing of materials amongst libraries worldwide.
ILL Response to Covid-19
We are currently working partially remote and partially in the Library due to COVID-19. Some services are reduced or operating slower than normal.
- Please order physical books only if you can collect them on campus. We are still committed to providing resources to you regardless of your location. E-books, and scans are available to all.
- Keep any ILL materials you still need. Renew what you can online in ILLiad. Contact ILL with any problems renewing, and we’ll push through manual renewals.
- Lending is currently filling both loan and scan requests.
How ILL Works
We find and borrow resources that Middlebury does not have access to, and also lend our materials to other libraries and institutions.
We use the ILLiad System to help our users obtain materials not available at the Middlebury College Libraries. ILL requests are submitted and held in ILLiad, which will ask for key information about the item being requested. Articles and book chapters are sent to your ILLiad account as PDFs, other materials will be delivered to the library or requested shipping location.
Borrowing from Other Libraries
You can send a request directly from many of the library’s electronic resources, such as WorldCat, Scopus, or other tools. Ask a librarian if you would like more information about this feature.
Information for Other Libraries
If you are requesting interlibrary loans from Middlebury, see “information for requesting libraries” in our ILL Research Guide for help.