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.

Lender Support

Provides funds as an incentive for Utah Libraries to lend their materials free of charge

Participating libraries utilize funds to develop library resource sharing

Reporting Form

ILL Circulation Policy

Loan periods and renewals

Materials from other libraries

ILL for state employees

Read Policy

ILL Loan Code

Adopted by the Interlibrary Loan Council of Utah on February 15, 2011

Responsibilities of the requesting and supplying libraries

Read Code


Sarah Pitkin
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