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Interlibrary Loan

Can't find what you need in WU Libraries? Interlibrary Loan (ILL) might be able to borrow it for you!

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan (ILL) obtains materials that are not held by the University Libraries or MOBIUS, a consortium of Missouri academic and regional libraries. 

Current students, faculty and staff are eligible to use ILL.  Alumni and community members should visit their local public library for ILL service.  Reasonable fees associated with obtaining materials are paid by the library. 

Before placing a request, please check the WU Libraries Catalog and MOBIUS to see if the item is owned locally first.

Use the tabs at the top or visit the ILL FAQ for more information on requesting articles, books, and other materials. 

ILL By the Numbers

Average delivery time

  • Books, videos, etc: 5.64 days
  • Articles: 15.1 hours 

Requests Filled (July 2013-June 2014)

We filled 40,316 requests for WUSTL students and faculty

  • Articles and book chapters:
    • 14,450 were provided by resource sharing partners across the world
    • 2,645 were provided by ILL staff from WU Libraries collections
  • Books, films, music, etc.:
    • 7,894 from resource sharing partners across the world
    • 15,327 from MOBIUS libraries