Research Guides

Interlibrary Loan (ILL): What is Interlibrary Loan?

A Guide to ILL at Wellesley.

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 that Wellesley does not have and lend our materials as well.  

Loan requests (books, dvd/cds, scores)  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 (pdfs).

Contact Us

Please contact us with any questions:

Angie Batson & Kayla Valdivieso
ill@wellesley.edu
781-283-2101 

 

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 @wellesley.edu)

Domain Password: Your MyWellesley password

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

"We search the world to find what you need" is superimposed over a map of the world marked with blue dots from libraries we have borrowed books from through interlibrary loan.