Research Guides

Interlibrary Loan (ILL): Need a Loan? (Book, CD/DVD, Score)

A Guide to Interlibrary Loan Services at Wellesley.

ILL Loan Requests

Book, CD/DVD & Scores Requests

  • Are requested from lending libraries internationally and sent to Clapp library for our users to borrow.
  • Usually delivered within 2-14 days (depending on availability of request, location of lending library, and the type of mail used to ship the request to us)
  • Emails are sent to your Wellesley address when your loan request is available for pick up.
  • Due dates and renewals are set by the lending library.

Tips for Requesting Loans

Requesting Loans:

  • Start by searching WorldCat.  It will check our catalog to see if your request is already available in one of the Wellesley college libraries.  

  • Check to see if is on course reserve.  Textbooks can be difficult to find and request through ILL.

  • Provide as much citation information as possible when placing your request (providing the ISBN number will help us process your request faster.

  • You can also use the Book form in your ILL account to request a loan.  (Don't forget to include the ISBN to speed up your request).