Research Guides

Interlibrary Loan (ILL): Need An Article, Book Chapter or Thesis? (PDF)

A Guide to Interlibrary Loan Services at Wellesley.

ILL article & book chapter requests

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Are delivered to your ILL account electronically as PDF's
  • Usually delivered within 24 hours (depending on availability of request)
  • Emails are sent to your Wellesley address when the PDF is available. 
  • PDFs are only available for 30 days in your ILL account due to copyright.  Please be sure to save or print the articles once you open them.

For help searching databases

For help accessing databases and locating resources, please consider contacting our Research & Instruction Librarians.  

A librarian at the Clapp Service Desk can be reached by phone (781) 283-2166 or via email at They are also availabe by chat during research hours.  For more information including research hours, please check here.    


Requesting a article, chapter or thesis

Requesting Articles, Book Chapters & Thesis Requests: