Interlibrary Loan

To borrow materials:

Barbara Costello
Interlibrary Loan Coordinator/
Research Librarian
(386) 822-7185
[email protected]

Lending information for libraries:

Elizabeth Martino
Interlibrary Loan Specialist
(386) 822-4034
[email protected]

What is ILL?

Interlibrary Loan – A process for requesting books and articles that the duPont-Ball library does not have, but another institution does. The duPont-Ball library borrows the item in question from a different library on your behalf!

How it works

To request a book or article via Interlibrary Loan please complete one of the forms below. Allow 2 or more weeks for delivery.

Interlibrary loan is a available to Stetson University faculty, current students, and staff.  To aid in your research, we will borrow from other libraries items not held in the Stetson Library.

Complete a request form for each item needed.  Allow 2 or more weeks for delivery. Plan ahead and place requests early for best results.

Please note:

  • Sept. 16, 2021. Due to the transition to a new state-wide delivery system, ILL books and scores may take a little longer to arrive.  We anticipate things returning to normal within an month.
  • Books come through the mail or courier and may take 2 weeks or more to arrive.
  • Articles may take up to 2 weeks but typically arrive earlier and in PDF format.
  • The loan period for ILL books is typically 6 weeks but depends on the policy of the lending library. Some lending libraries do not allow renewals.
  • The library does not typically borrow textbooks for students due to the short, 6 week loan period.
  • Any fines or fees for borrowed ILL materials are the responsibility of the borrower.

Before submitting an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request, check the library’s catalog for books and journals already owned by the library.

For journal articles, check the Journals List. This list will let you know if our library has the journal article you need, and whether it is available in paper, microform, or online through our Internet subscriptions. Some journals are held in several formats.

Requests may be made in several ways:

We have available e-mail forms which will be sent automatically to the Circulation Department. There are separate forms for books and journal articles.

Some of the databases include an “ILL” link; you may use the ILL link to submit requests directly from those databases. To use this feature in the databases (available in WorldCat and others):

  1. Search and find the item which meets your needs
  2. “Open” (click on) the item you want to request
  3. Click on the “ILL” button at the top of the screen
  4. Fill in the information requested (some fields are required)
  5. Click on “Submit” button
  6. Wait for a response that your request has been successfully submitted.