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Interlibrary Loan (ILL) - RACER

This guide provides information and instruction to faculty, students, and staff with regard to interlibrary loan and the use of RACER

Requesting An Item

There are two ways to fill out a request form:

  • After running a search, clicking the  button on any item will bring up a request form pre-populated with the item's details. Look over the form to make sure all required fields have been entered before hitting Request. (You may also land on this pre-populated form if you requested an item through SFX.)
  • If you want to make a request without searching, clicking the  link in the left-hand menu will take you to a blank request form.

In either case, make sure the form is as complete as possible. If you don't enter sufficient information, local staff may need to contact you with questions before processing your request.

You can leave notes for the Interlibrary Loan staff in the Special Instructions box, for instance if you only want a particular diagram from an article, or only a specific edition. Note that entering anything in the special instructions box will slow down your request, as a staff member will have to manually authorize your request.