Research Guides

Interlibrary Loan (ILL): What is Interlibrary Loan?

A Guide to ILL at Wellesley.

Covid 19 Update

ILL Covid 19 Update: At this time we are only able to try to fill loan requests (physical items) for faculty and staff. 

  • If you would like to make a request for an e-book, please contact 
  • If you only need a limited number of chapters from a book, please try placing a book chapter request for each chapter needed and we'll try to get them electronically (in accordance with copyright law). 
  • If this is for a class, please check with your instructor who may have already requested the resource for you. If not, please contact

ILL Account

Log into your ILL account here!

Your ILL Login should be the same as your MyWellesley credentials.  

Domain Username: Your MyWellesley username (without the

Domain Password: Your MyWellesley password

If you have trouble logging into your ILL account, please contact us.

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.  

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.

Contact Us

Please contact us with any questions:

Angie Batson & Jamie Jesanis
781-283-2101 or 781-283-3597