Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery

Students, employees, and emeritus retirees of Lafayette College may submit requests for materials unavailable in Skillman and Kirby Libraries. Use the forms in the ILL system, or send an order directly from the library’s electronic databases, such as WorldCat and other periodical databases, using the WebBridge feature. Just look for a link to "Lafayette WebBridge" or the WebBridge icon:

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Ask a librarian if you would like help or more information.

Requesting materials

To submit requests you must first log in to the system using your Network ID and password. Note that the first time you access the ILL system you will be asked to fill out a brief form to establish your account.

Connect to Interlibrary loan

Document Delivery for faculty

Journal articles and book chapters from Lafayette-owned materials can be scanned and delivered as PDFs to your ILL account. After logging into the interlibrary loan system, use the "Document Delivery Request" option on the main page. Requests should be filled within 24 to 48 hours. Due to copyright restrictions, requests for document delivery should be limited to items needed for private study, scholarship, or research (the library cannot scan for course packs or reserves).

Document Delivery for students studying abroad

Journal articles and book chapters from Lafayette-owned materials can be scanned and delivered as PDFs to your ILL account. To take advantage of this service, let the library know that you're studying abroad by sending email to ill@lafayette.edu. We'll then make an adjustment to your account so that when you log into the interlibrary loan system, you will see a "Document Delivery Request" option on the main page. Requests should be filled within 24 to 48 hours. Due to copyright restrictions, requests for document delivery should be limited to items needed for private study, scholarship, or research.

Requesting renewals

To request renewals for materials borrowed via interlibrary loan, log on to the interlibrary loan system and select the link to "View/Renew Checked Out Items."

About Interlibrary loan

Interlibrary Loan is used to request materials unavailable in the collections of Skillman and Kirby Libraries. ILL staff locate these materials in other libraries and borrow or obtain photocopies on behalf of Lafayette users. More about ILL.