Question: How long does it take to get the items I requested on Interlibrary Loan?


If available, articles or chapters requested through ILL are delivered electronically, usually within 3-4 days. Books are delivered physically usually within 7-10 business days*, but in some cases may take longer. Service may be slower during the peak of the semester or during vacation periods. Because of the many variables involved in ILL process, we strongly encourage patrons to plan ahead as much as possible and to be prepared for a potentially longer turnaround time.

If you would like to check the status of your request, you may Go to ILL and view “My Requests.” or email ILL staff at

* turnaround time is subject to change

Answered By: Qinghua Xu
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2021Views:

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