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Interlibrary Loan (ILL): What is Interlibrary Loan?

A Guide to Interlibrary Loan Services at Wellesley.

NExpress Update

Notice: NExpress requesting ended on 5/1/2017. Please use WorldCat to place requests using your ILL account. We will continue borrowing from our partner libraries first and requests will still be shipped within three business days when available from our partner libraries. More info:, x2101 

​**​All NExpress materials must be returned to Clapp library by May 19, 2017​**​

Good News from ILL: One Stop Shopping

Good News from Interlibrary Loan: One-Stop Shopping

Requesting materials not currently available at Wellesley will be even easier — all requests will be made through your ILL account. As usual, items from NExpress and BLC libraries will be shipped within 3 business days and you will be able to request, track, and ask for renewals from your ILL account.

Due to dwindling participation in NExpress, our own engagement will be ending. You can still use the NExpress request button until May 1, 2017. All NExpress items will be due May 17, 2017 with no renewals. If you need materials beyond that date, submit a new request through your ILL account before May 17.

Please contact ILL staff with any questions or concerns. We’re here to help in any way we can:

Angie Batson x2101
Susan Goodman x2805

How do I make requests?

Use the tabs on the top to find out more about requesting loans (books, CDS/DVDs, scores) and articles or book chapters.

Check the FAQ tab for frequently asked questions.  


Log in to your ILL account

What is ILL?

Do you need a resource that Wellesley does not have or that is currently checked out? We can try to get it for you!

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is the sharing of library materials worldwide. We find and borrow the resources you need that Wellesley does not have and lend our materials as well.  

Loan requests will be sent to our library for you to pick up and articles and book chapters are sent to your ILL account as pdfs.