Answered By: Valerie Weis
Last Updated: Mar 01, 2018     Views: 48

Go to the Harvard University Library Interlibrary Loan site, click on the "log in to Interlibrary Loan" button and enter your Harvard key to access the system.

If you have never used Interlibrary loan before to borrow a book or request an article, you may have to register for access and then wait for an email confirmation (which usually takes 24 hours).  If you have already registered, you should see the following home page. Click on the red ILL Requests link to open a menu with borrowing options.


Select Request Article/ Chapter to request access to an article that is not included in the Harvard Library collection (either in print or online). Select Request Loan to request a book from another library. You can also try requesting CDs, DVD, microfiche and other non-print formats through Interlibrary Loan.

Fill out the applicable ILL form and click on the grey Submit Request button at the bottom of the screen.

If you requested an article, it will be scanned and delivered to you via e-mail with a link for downloading the scan. As an alternative, you can also sign back into Interlibrary Loan, click Review Request on the left-hand sidebar, and click Download Electronically Received Articles

*Please note that there is a time limit for downloading articles so make sure to download your article promptly or you may have to request it through Interlibrary loan again.



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