Borrowing from other libraries (Interlibrary Loan)

Library of the Health Sciences

InterLibrary Loan Team

In Grand Forks:
Allison Ranisate, BS Ed

Megan Denis, MLIS

In Fargo:
Sara Westall, MLIS

In Bismarck:
Sandi L. Bates, MLIS

In Minot:
Shannon Yarbrough, MLIS

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About the Service...

Interlibrary lending is a resource sharing service that allows users of a library lacking specific items to borrow them from another library.

Who is Eligible to Use It...

UND students, faculty, and staff¹ may request  materials from other libraries, using the library's ILLIAD interlibrary loan request ordering system.

What May Be Requested...

The list of items that may be requested includes (but is not limited to)

• journal articles,

• books, and

• audio/visual materials.

How Loaned Materials are Delivered and Returned...

Articles will normally be delivered electronically (by pdf) to the requestor's ILLIAD account inbox, and do not need to be returned to the library.

Physical Item Delivery varies by campus.

• Grand Forks Campus: Items intended for Grand Forks-based users will be sent to the library where they can be checked out from the circulation desk.

• Satellite Clinical Campuses / Distance Students: physical item requests from the borrowers at the other clinical campuses and/or distance students will be shipped directly to the requestor's postal address. The library covers outbound shipping costs. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the requestor.

Loan lengths for Interlibrary Loans...

Lending times for physical materials (print books and audio/visual materials) are determined by the loaning library. Loan renewals may be requested.

Concerning Service Costs...

There is usually no cost for this service.²


¹ Affiliated users of the Library of the Health Sciences are also able to access and use our interlibrary lending services.

² The exception being the aforementioned return shipping costs for items sent to requestors at the satellite clinical campuses.