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How long does it take to get an item through InterLibrary Loan?

1642 views   |   Last updated on Aug 07, 2014    interlibrary loan (ILL)


It is impossible to know exactly how long it might take to get an item through InterLibrary Loan, so please plan ahead.  The length of time depends on where the items requested are located, the method of delivery, and if there are any other problems which may impede obtaining the material. Most items will arrive in less than 2 weeks; online articles usually arrive within a few days.

If your request is urgent, some items may possibly be expedited. However, Interlibrary Loan cannot guarantee any “Rush” request. Rush requests should be placed as usual with a note in the request saying “rush”.

For the best service, call the ILL office directly (860) 685-3876 to discuss your requests and find out how long they may take to arrive.