Answered By: Keely Wilczek
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2020     Views: 92

Go to the Harvard University Library Interlibrary Loan site, click on Submit an Interlibrary Loan Request and enter your Harvard key to access the system.

If you have never used Interlibrary loan before to borrow a book, request an article or book chapter, you will 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 Make a Request link to open a menu with borrowing options.


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

If you requested a book chapter or article via Interlibrary Loan, it will be scanned and delivered to you via e-mail with a link for downloading for 30 days. 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 agai


For information on requesting a book chapter or article that Harvard Library owns, please see What is Scan & Deliver? How do I place a request?