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Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad): Interlibrary Loan

Borrowing items or obtaning copies from outside of the UToledo Libraries or OhioLINK.

ILLiad Availability Thursday, June 23, 2022

ILLiad will be temporarily unavailable Thursday, June 23, 2022, beginning at 11 a.m., while we undergo a software upgrade. The downtime is expected to last approximately two hours. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. 

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan offers free access to materials not available in the collections of University Libraries, or through OhioLINK. This service is restricted to affiliated University of Toledo users with library records in good standing (i.e. no overdue materials or outstanding fines). 

Please note that our office may refuse to fulfill a request if we determine that it would exceed Fair Use standards, or otherwise violate Copyright law (Title 17, United States Code). 

National copyright guidelines annually limit our office to obtain at no charge five articles published in the last five years from each journal not held in University Libraries' collections. Beyond those first five articles, copyright fees (which can exceed $100, depending on the journal) must be paid to the journal publisher. The library strives to fulfill all patron requests, but does not have unlimited resources to fund all fees incurred.

Please consider these factors when placing your requests.

What is Document Delivery?

This service enables all UToledo affiliated users to request articles or book chapters from the Libraries' print and microfilm collections. This is an easy way for our patrons to obtain electronic copies of materials available in the Libraries, from the convenience of your home, office or dorm room. Turnaround time is typically two business days. 

Always check our electronic databases first, in case the article you need is available online. Please note that certain microfiche items may be too large for us to scan. In such cases, we will contact you to set up an appointment to view the microfiche firsthand.

Limits on ILLiad Requesting

ILLiad requests are processed in the order in which they are received, and there are currently no limits on the number of requests that can be submitted. However, University Libraries reserve the right to limit processing of multiple requests to five per day. Patrons placing more than five requests should prioritize and submit them in order of importance.

Requests that exceed the daily limit will be held and processed as time permits (at least 5 per day), in the order in which they were received. 

If you have further questions, please send email to

Interlibrary Loan Department Contact Information

General email:

Valerie Brown


OCLC Symbol: TOL