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Interlibrary Loan

UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students may request books, articles, and other items that are not available in the library collection, including Elsevier publications.  Please see our LibGuide on Elsevier Alternative Access for more information.

Items obtained on loan usually arrive within 7 business days.  Articles are delivered electronically within 3 business days.  For more information about the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service, visit our FAQ page.

Submit Your Request

  • Option 1: Search one of the catalogs or databases to find books or articles and place request using UC-eLinks.
  • Option 2: Use the Citation Linker form to expedite your requests.
  • Option 3: Use the Request Form if you do not have a complete citation. ILL staff will assist you.

Renew Your ILL Items 

  • Log in to My ILL Requests with the barcode on the back of your UC San Diego ID card.
  • Locate item to renew, click on the RENEW link for that item and submit. Allow the lending library 3-5 business days to confirm if the item is eligible for renewal. 


Phone: 858-534-2528