Libraries all over the word share their materials with each other via ILL.
If you need help determining this, please Ask a librarian.
- EBSCO EDS When prompted, enter your ISU network ID and password. Click the "Request item" button, bibliographical information about the material needed will then be filled in automatically.
- Send your request by email For required information, please include:
Citation of the item needed and source of your citation, i.e., where information about an item may be verified.
When available add the DOI for journal articles (example: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spacepol.2022.101488).
Interlibrary Loan Policies and Procedures
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is provided to facilitate the university-related research of International Space University students, faculty, and staff.
This service is not available to friends of the above groups, to alumni, to visiting lecturers, to guest researchers or to staff of start-ups.
Charges for Services
We absorb most fees charged by other libraries for supplying materials via ILL.
It may be possible to obtain material directly from the publishers or editor. As this can be expensive it is at the discretion of the University Library and can not be guaranteed.
Users of ILL services are responsible for prompt payment of any overdue fines and/or replacement costs arising from their requests (please see Returning items below for further information.
Though we will attempt to fill almost any request submitted, the following types of material may be difficult to obtain or will not be provided through ILL:
- Recently published items
- Entire volumes or issues of periodicals
- Reference works
- Audiovisual materials and computer software
- Market reports
The lending library determines the loan period and renewal policy for its materials. In most cases you can expect to keep interlibrary loan items for one month, regardless of whether you are faculty, staff, or a student.
Please note that renewal requests must be placed to ISU library three days before the original due date. ILL must contact the lending library for permission to renew and will inform you by email whether or not your renewal has been granted.
Restrictions due to Copyright
law of copyright restricts how much of a work can be copied for the
purpose of inter-library document supply. For instance we cannot get a
photocopy of an entire book for you. If you wish to consult, say, more
than one article in a particular journal-issue, it may be possible for
us to borrow that journal-issue for you. The same applies to books and
Please return all ILL items by the due date directly to ISU Library Service Desk.
Materials are loaned to ISU Library as a courtesy, and their conditions of use, including due dates, must be respected. Failure to return Interlibrary Loan materials on time jeopardizes ISU Library's liaisons with other libraries and could adversely affect other patrons needing Interlibrary Loan services.As a result of this, users who subsequently return Interlibrary Loan materials late or lose a book, will lose Interlibrary Loan privileges and will be charged of any additional costs due to late return or lost of book to the lending library.