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InterLibrary Loan (ILL)

A Guide to ILL at Wellesley.

ILL During the Renovation

InterLibrary Loan (ILL) services will continue to be available for print books, ebooks, chapters, and articles.  If you only need a chapter or two from a book, place a book chapter request and we'll try to get them electronically.   Requesting an item through ILL will be more efficient than recalling an item from storage; however, if we are unable to locate an item through ILL, we will pursue other means.   

Where do I pick up & return my ILL requests during the renovation?

Pickups: Modulars, Room 103

Returns: Modulars, Room 103, Blue Library Book Drop outside the Modulars or the Art or Music Libraries

Service Desk Hours

How do I Make Requests?

For Loan requests, search the Library Catalog, WorldCat, or SuperSearch and look for one of the following links to place your ILL request.  If we already own an item, but it is in off-site storage or checked out, you can still select “Request from another library (InterLibrary Loan)”. 

Renovation Website

What is ILL?

Do you need a resource that Wellesley does not have or that is currently checked out?  Have you hit a "pay wall" while looking for the full text of an article or book chapter ?  Place an ILL request and we'll try to get it for you!

InterLibrary Loan (ILL) is the sharing of library materials worldwide. We find and borrow the resources you need from other libraries that Wellesley does not have available and lend our materials as well.  Loan requests (books, dvd/cds, scores) will be sent to our library for you to pick up and electronic requests for articles, book chapters or eBooks are sent to your ILL account as pdfs.

How do I login to my ILL account? 

Login to your ILL account using DUO. 

How do I make requests? Use the tabs on the side menu to find out more about placing ILL requests.


We're happy to help!  

Angie Batson & Kayla Valdivieso

Trouble Logging In?

You may receive an error when attempting to log in to your Interlibrary Loan (ILL) account if you have installed the Zotero browser extension. Please see these instructions on how to edit your extension to fix the issue.

If you continue to have any trouble logging in, please contact our ILL staff ( or 781-283-2101).