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Spring 2023 Library Services & Resources: Request an interlibrary loan

What is ILL?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service which provides access to the collections of other libraries. ILL will borrow books and obtain copies of journal articles not available at the O'Quinn Law Library or the M.D. Anderson Library and its central campus branches. Only UHLC students, law faculty and law staff are eligible for interlibrary loan services at the O'Quinn Law Library. All requests should be directly related to UHLC course work or research.

How do I submit an ILL request?

Our process for submitting an ILL request remains the same. Eligible patrons may submit a request here

Can I request an item through ILLiad?

No, ILLiad is the central library's interlibrary loan system and is reserved for non-law students. You may be linked to an ILLiad request page through the UH Libraries catalog, but law students should not submit a request there, as you will receive an email rejecting your request on the basis that your home library is the law library.

What are the limitations re: ILL this semester?

As with many aspects of our operations this semester, COVID-19 has impacted ILL services. Our ability to fulfill ILL requests will depend on the response from and level of support provided by other libraries. As all libraries remain affected by the pandemic, some requests may be denied and/or delayed. As always, we will do our best to fulfill ILL requests and will keep you apprised of the status of such requests.

How can I ensure timely processing of my request?

To ensure timely processing of your requests, please fill out request forms accurately, with all of the required information, and do not abbreviate information.

Where can I get more info re: ILL services?

Visit our ILL page for more information on ILL services. If you have questions about ILL services, please contact our Access Services Manager, Shay Everline, at