If you cannot find a specific book or article through Shafer Library,
you may submit special requests to the library to obtain a copy.
Who Can Use the Service?
Current UF students, faculty or
What May Be Requested?
How Long Does it Take for Materials to Arrive?
Articles may take 2 days or more. Articles arrive electronically and are sent to you via email.
Books typically take one week or longer to arrive because
they are sent by mail. You will be notified when they arrive.
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.
Before Making an ILL Request
- If you are looking for an article in a particular journal, magazine or
newspaper, check in Journal Finder to determine whether it is available full text.
- If you are looking for a book, check in the OhioLINK Library Catalog to
determine whether it is available. If so, request the item directly through the catalog.