Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service offered through the Utah State Library (USL) to Utah's participating public libraries and bookmobiles, as well as to participating State agencies, to provide materials not available in their collections. USL acts as a referral center for participating Utah public libraries, bookmobiles, and state agencies, who request materials through OCLC WorldShare on behalf of their patrons. Materials will be loaned from the USL collection or the loan request will be forwarded to be filled by another library.
We also have Big Books for libraries, Spanish & Dual-Language Collection, and Native American Collection available through ILL from our Special Lending Collections.
How to Request Materials
Utah Residents & Public Libraries
State Agencies & Employees
- Work-related requests: Please email the title and author or journal name and article title with any other pertinent information.
- State employees with a USL library card or who would like to request a USL library card: View instructions.
- State agencies that would like to set-up their own ILL WorldShare account: Contact the ILL Team.
Provides funds as an incentive for Utah Libraries to lend their materials free of charge
Participating libraries utilize funds to develop library resource sharing
ILL Circulation Policy
Loan periods and renewals
Materials from other libraries
ILL for state employees
ILL Loan Code
Adopted by the Interlibrary Loan Council of Utah on February 15, 2011
Responsibilities of the requesting and supplying libraries