Getting Materials

Interlibrary Loan

Requesting Materials

You may request an interlibrary loan in person at the Albany campus library or by using the form below. Please refer any questions to ILL STAFF - or x4678.

If you wish to submit an ILL request online, please download and complete this form, then email as an attachment to

If you are in the library, you may request a print Interlibrary Loan form from the circulation desk.

If you are outside the library, you can search and place interlibrary loan requests using WorldCat.

WorldCat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. You can search for books, music CDs and videos, and digital content. Resources are available in many languages. You can request things you find in WorldCat.

Did you know…

Oregon State University Libraries allow Oregon residents to sign up for Oregon Card accounts. You may find it faster to obtain necessary research materials through this means.

What can I request?

Yes - books; copies of individual articles from journals, magazines and newspapers.

No - reference materials; whole issues of journals, magazines or newspapers.

Making an ILL Request

First check in FINDIT to make sure we don't have it

What Happens When Materials Arrive?

You will be contacted by email, phone, and/or mail. Requests generally take 1-2 weeks to complete. Uncommon items may take longer. Pick up and return items at the Circulation Desk - two weeks is a common loan period for interlibrary loan items. Ask library staff if renewal is possible.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan is a courtesy service provided by many libraries allowing patrons to order and receive materials from other libraries.

Interlibrary loan (ILL) lets LBCC students, faculty, and staff obtain materials that are not available in the LBCC Library. The Library requests them for you from another library. Please limit your requests to five a week and do check your local library catalog before requesting ILLs. [NOTE: Interlibrary loan services are available only during academic terms and limited to current LBCC students, faculty, and staff.]

Who can use this service at LBCC?

Current LBCC students, faculty, and staff may use the library's Interlibrary Loan service.

How long do materials take to arrive?

It may take a week or more to fill requests for whole books.

What types of materials may I request?

The LBCC Library will place requests for all types of library materials. The following types of materials, however, may be difficult for the library to obtain: CDs/DVDs/VHS, dissertations, rare books.

For how long may I check out materials through Interlibrary Loan?

The checkout duration is set by the lending library, so it will vary. LBCC Library staff will inform you of the return date when you pick up materials.

May I renew Interlibrary Loan requests?

Yes, but ... The Library will make the request for renewal on your behalf. The lending library, however, reserves the privilege to allow or deny your request.


Distance Students

Distance learning students may request that items be mailed to them if they are unable to come to the Library. [Those requesting mail service become responsible for the cost of any borrowed items and are also responsible for the return postage.]