Interlibrary Loan Updates
Interlibrary Loan has released updated request pages on Tuesday, September 8th. Our new pages are much more user friendly (including being mobile responsive, meeting ADA accessibility standards, and being easier to navigate).
Additionally, Interlibrary Loan has temporarily expanded Library Express services, and will mail items from UMass Amherst AND other libraries to off campus patrons anywhere in the United States. Our new request pages allow you to choose whether you want loans held for contactless pickup at your preferred location (the W. E. B. Du Bois Library or Science and Engineering Library at the Amherst campus, or the Wadsworth Library at the Mount Ida campus) or to have your interlibrary loan materials mailed to your home address. These services are available to current UMass Amherst students and current and retired UMass Amherst faculty and staff.
To make sure we know your preference, when you first log in to your Interlibrary Loan account after September 8th, you will be prompted to confirm your loan delivery preference and mailing address. You can change this information in your account at any time.
Interlibrary Loan (also abbreviated ILL) is a free service that allows patrons of the UMass Amherst Libraries to borrow materials and to receive copies of documents from libraries beyond the Five Colleges. This service is available to current UMass Amherst students and current and retired UMass Amherst faculty and staff.
Library Express is a service where Interlibrary Loan mails regularly circulating books from the University Libraries to the home address of current students and current or retired faculty and staff. There is no charge for this service.