Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free service for obtaining materials not available through the University of Pittsburgh Libraries or EZ-Borrow (PALCI). University of Pittsburgh faculty, students, and staff with a current University of Pittsburgh ID and a Pitt computing account are eligible to use the service.* Users can request books, journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, newspapers, audio-visual material, and other publications.
*Pitt Online students can request ILL loans and copies. However, ILL loans must be picked up and returned in-person to a ULS library service desk.
Requests can be submitted through the ILL request page. You will need to log in via EZ Proxy using your Pitt computing account username and password. The first time you place an ILL request, you will be asked to enter your personal information. For subsequent requests, you will not need to enter your personal information.
Select the type of request you would like to make (Book, Journal Article, etc.). Enter information in the required fields (marked with an *) as well as any notes or additional information you have about the item (e.g. edition, ISBN, etc.) and then click "Submit Request."
Once I submit my request, how long will it take?
• When the item is available, you will receive an email notification.
• Requests can be monitored through the ILL request page. If you have any questions, please contact the ILL office
When your ILL copies (journal articles, book chapters, etc.) have arrived, you will be notified by email.* Your copies will be available as downloadable PDFs in the "Received Articles" section of your account on the ILL web site. These documents will remain in your account for 30 days. If you have any problems, please contact the Interlibrary Loan office
* Please be sure to check your spam or junk mail folders and set your filters to accept emails from @pitt.edu.