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InterLibrary Loan

InterLibrary Loan Page

InterLibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that allows Carleton students, staff, and faculty to request items that Carleton and St. Olaf do not own from other libraries.  Learn more about InterLibrary Loan policies.

Our InterLibrary Loan request system is ILLiad.  Log in with your Carleton username and password to request items, to track requests you’ve already made, or to renew items before they are due.

Finding items at other libraries

If you find a reference or citation to an item that is held at another library, you will need to request that item through InterLibrary Loan using ILLiad.  You cannot request the item directly from the library.

If you’ve found an item through one of our databases, first click the “Find It” button to see if it’s available at Carleton or St. Olaf.  Items at St. Olaf are available to the Carleton community.  You may go to the St. Olaf libraries and check out items there, or you can request the items through the Bridge.  They will be sent to the Carleton library to be picked up at the Circulation desk.  If it is not available at Carleton or St. Olaf, click the “Request via ILLiad” link.  You’ll be asked to log in, and the details of that item will be automatically filled in for you.

  • Articles - Many of our databases will point to articles on your topic, even if Carleton and St. Olaf don’t subscribe to the journal.
  • Books - You can use WorldCat to locate books that are not at Carleton or St. Olaf.  Click "Request via ILLiad" to request the book.
  • Dissertations - Many dissertations are available through Proquest Dissertations and Theses.  You can request other dissertations through ILLiad, but be aware that many are not available for loan.  Also know that many professors do not want students using dissertations and theses as sources.  Please be sure that you know how you will use the dissertation before requesting it.