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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is the process by which a library requests material from, or supplies to, another library. It is a service offered by a library to its primary users for materials not held by the library. The borrower is notified by phone or e-mail when the item is received.

Rider University Libraries provide Interlibrary Loans for current Rider students, faculty and staff. Items are usually received within two weeks of the date of the request.

To request materials, go to

Click on Requests, and select Interlibrary Loan

screenshot of website with a link to ILL

Intralibrary loan is the service you use to have materials sent from one Rider library to the other. This works for books and articles.  There may be photocopy fee for requesting articles. 


Find the item in the library catalog, click to open it. and click on the "Request" button the right of the title and author information You will be prompted to log in to your account. Please allow a minimum of 24 hours for pickup.

screenshot of library catalog with the request it button highlighted

If you are searching in Library One Search,  you will need to find it in the catalog. Click on the link to "View this record in the Library Catalog interface"  it's  on the left side of the screen.

screenshot of a book in library one search, highlighting the location on the page, where it says "view this record in the library catalog interface" so users can link to the catalog and request the item.