Interlibrary Loan

If you need materials not immediately available through the Library Catalog, Illinois Catalog (I-Share), or Journal Search, you may request them through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

The Interlibrary Loan department borrows items for Olivet patrons, and lends Benner Library materials to patrons from other institutions. This service allows us to access journal articles, books, and media from thousands of other libraries throughout the world, including hundreds in Illinois. ILL is available only to current Olivet students, faculty and staff.

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Ordering ILL Materials:

  • Before you request an item through Interlibrary Loan, be sure you've checked other resources provided by Benner Library Online.
    1. Use Journal Search (by title or ISSN)
    2. Check Library Catalog and Illinois Catalog (I-Share)
  • If you identify a citation in a database, requests are most efficient if you use the options within the databases:
    1. Click on the “Check for full text” icon
    2. Still no full text? Use the “Request” link/icon provided. Most databases have an "Interlibrary Loan"
    3. Type your patron information, click submit, and your request will go directly to our ILL department.
  • If you have a partial or full citation, from source other than a database:
    1. You may also order using the ILL Open URL Form.
    2. Or Email the information to an ILL Staff Member.

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