Who Can Use the Service?
Current UF student, faculty or
staff member may use the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service provided by Shafer
Library to make special requests for materials.
What May Be Requested?
Exception: Shafer Library will not request course textbooks for
How Long Does it Take for Materials to Arrive?
Several factors determine how long materials
may take to arrive at Shafer Library. Assuming that a loaning library can fill
the request here are some general statements.
Articles may take a couple of days to up to one week depending upon how they
are sent. Many libraries send articles electronically.
Books typically take more than one week to arrive at Shafer Library because
they are sent by mail.
You will be notified by e-mail when the
Library has received the book or article.
What Does It Cost?
Shafer Library tries to find libraries that lend
their materials free of charge. However, the request forms allow you to choose
the amount you are willing to pay for your item.
Before Making an ILL Request
If you are looking for an article in a particular journal, magazine or
newspaper, did you check in Journal
Finder to determine whether it is available full text?
If you are looking for a book, did you check in the OhioLINK Library Catalog to
determine whether it is available? If so, you may request the item directly
through the OhioLINK catalog.