Interlibrary Loan

  • You are always welcome to ask for a renewal to extend the due date; however, the owning institution may approve or deny the renewal request. To request a renewal:

    1. Log in to your Interlibrary Loan account with your NMU username and password.
    2. Each request will have its own line of information. Find the request you seek to renew. 
    3. Following the relevant row, click renew.
    4. You will receive an email with the approval or denial decision.

  • Interlibrary Loan requests are free to charge. 

    *If you lose, damage or fail to return the material, you will be charged fees.

  • To place an Interlibrary Loan request, login to your Interlibrary Loan Account. Select "Create Request." Click the appropriate Request Type: Article, Book, Other. Complete the citation fields with as much information as possible.

  • If you are requesting an article or book chapter, a PDF will be sent to your email address. If you are requesting physical material, an email notification will be sent when the material is available for pick-up at the Public Services desk.

  • The loan period varies based on the institution that owns the material. The due date will be posted on the material itself and also in the email notification. All material is subject to recall at any time.

  • Arrival time varies for each request. Articles typically arrive within 2-5 business days. Books and other physical formats typically arrive within 3 weeks.

  • You may request any format through ILL.

  • NMU students, faculty and staff

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that supports NMU’s research and scholarship. We borrow books, reports, journal articles and other material not owned by the Lydia M. Olson Library. We will do our best to locate the material anywhere in the world.

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