Interlibrary Loan

Borrowing Policies

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is the borrowing and lending of books and other materials between libraries. If Denison (DEN), CONSORT, or OhioLINK does not have the material you need, ILL will try to obtain it for you from another library. The responsibility of the ILL office is to locate materials for DEN patrons working on course-related projects. This service is not meant as a substitution for our own collections. ILL is primarily used to get copies of journal articles from journals that are not owned by Denison or available online.

Any DEN faculty member, emeritus, currently enrolled student, or currently employed staff person may place an ILL request. Special Borrowers, Licking County residents, and adults who reside outside Licking County but work in Granville should use local public libraries for ILL services.

The Interlibrary Loan now uses the new ILLiad service to place a loan. You can create a login and use the service by following the link below.

Make an Interlibrary Loan Request

Materials not obtainable through Interlibrary Loans:

  • Textbooks (books needed for an entire semester)
  • Books owned by Denison, CONSORT, or OhioLINK
  • Books that are part of the Library's Reference Collection
  • Rare or fragile items, such as manuscripts
  • Multi-volume sets, reference books, or genealogical materials
  • Current-year publications
  • Entire issues or volumes of periodicals
  • Most audiovisual items (videos, CDs)

For more information about ILL, visit the Library's Main Office (1st Floor), or contact Susan Rice.

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