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Interlibrary Loan with ILLiad: Lending Services

Guide to borrowing materials from other libraries through interlibrary loan.


We loan materials to:

  • California Libraries: Loan/photocopy service is available for all libraries in California, except law firm libraries in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bay Area law firm libraries are eligible to borrow books directly as unaffiliated borrowers.
  • Other United States Libraries: Loan/photocopy service is available to academic and special libraries.
  • Foreign Libraries: Loan service is not available.
  • Individuals: Loan/photocopy service is not available.

Material Available for Loan

Books: Will lend monographs for 7-30 days. Will not lend current or previous-year English language imprints, proceedings of the past three years, reference/reserve material, double/triple folios, or rare books.

Periodicals: Will not lend bound or unbound periodicals. Requests for specific articles are accepted.

Dissertations and theses: If second copy is available, will lend to California libraries and out of state academic libraries only.
Loan period is 14 days from receipt, library use only, copying not permitted.

Newspapers: If on microfilm, will lend for 14 days to University of California libraries only.

Microform/Other Media: Most microform available for loan for 14 days to University of California libraries only. Other media items are non-circulating.

Government Documents: Generally available for loan. Census material and congressional hearings are non-circulating.