Answered By: Cindi Nichols
Last Updated: Aug 06, 2018     Views: 88

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that provides you with access to library materials not available in UofM Libraries and not available through UofM databases. 

ILL is a service available to current University of Memphis students, faculty, and staff. If you do not qualify for University of Memphis ILL, the Memphis Public Library & Information Center may be able to help you.

The following types of requests will be canceled:

  • Required reading for courses in which you are enrolled (textbooks, etc.)
  • Archival material (Requires special arrangements; contact the ILL Department.)
  • Electronic and print format material available at UofM Libraries or through licensed UofM databases
  • Items on reserve or in Special Collections at UofM Libraries

We welcome requests for all other material, including missing or checked out UofM books. Check the ILL FAQs for more information.

To place an interlibrary loan, go to the Libraries homepage: On the left side of the page, click on Interlibrary Loan:

Log in to ILLiad using your usual UofM username and password (as if you were logging into email or myMemphis):


The first time you log in you'll have to fill out basic information (name, address, academic program).

On the left hand side under New Request, choose "Article" or "Book":


Enter the citation information for the request. Provide as much information as possible.

Click Submit Request:



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