Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery
Interlibrary Loan (also abbreviated ILL) is a free service that allows current UMass Amherst students and current and retired UMass Amherst faculty and staff to borrow materials and to receive copies of documents from libraries beyond the Five Colleges. We can provide:
- Loans of physical items not available in the Five College Catalog, including books, DVDs, microfilm, and more.
- Scans of articles or book chapters not available online at UMass Amherst, including books or journals UMass holds in print.
Articles and book chapters are always delivered to you electronically. You can choose to have physical items mailed to your home, or held for contactless pickup. Keep your preferences up to date by logging into your your Interlibrary Loan account with your NetID and password, selecting "My Account", and updating your loan delivery method. You will be notified by email as soon as your requested material is available.
Current UMass Amherst students and current and retired UMass Amherst faculty and staff can choose to have library materials mailed to a home address. There is no charge for this service at this time, and you will be provided with a shipping label to return materials at no cost to you. We have temporarily expanded this program to mail items from other libraries in addition to UMass Amherst items. Learn more about Library Express.