Interlibrary Loan

Due to COVID-19 (cornavirus), we are no longer accepting new Interlibrary loan (ILL) requests for physical items including books for Carroll students/faculty/staff to borrow from other institutions, nor are we lending our own physical items to other institutions until further notice.

Article and book chapter requests can still be placed and will continue to be processed.


Place an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request 

You will be able to...

  • Place requests online
  • See the status of your requests
  • Renew requests online
  • Receive electronic articles via email

Place your ILL requests using our Tipasa System:

       View our ILL policy:


What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service that allows Carroll students, faculty, and staff to borrow books or receive pdf copies of articles that are owned by another library.   If the Carroll College Library does not have a book or article that you need in its collections, you can place an ILL request to receive it.

ILLiad is the software we use to create and process interlibrary loan requests. ILLiad allows patrons to independently create and view the status of their requests, download electronic articles, and renew eligible materials. If you have not used ILLiad before, click "First Time Users" to register.


Where Can I Find Answers to My Questions About Interlibrary Loan?

Our Interlibrary Loan Policy addresses most frequently asked questions, including:

  • What can I request through ILL?

  • How long will it take to get the materials?

  • How will I receive and return the materials?

  • How should I treat Interlibrary Loan materials?

  • May I renew ILL material?

  • Are there any fees or charges?

  • What are the hours for the Interlibrary Loan Office?

 View our ILL policy: