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How long will it take to receive my interlibrary loan request?

FAQ: How long will it take to receive my interlibrary loan request?

Answer:

ILL items can take from 2-8 weeks to obtain -- depending on the item's location, its availability at the lending library, and the lending library's response time. Because the process is dependent upon responses from other institutions and delivery systems, delivery times may vary greatly. Some materials -- e.g. items that are difficult to locate -- may take considerably longer than average. Some items may never become available for borrowing. Try to allow adequate lead-time when making a request. ILL staff will notify you if the requested title cannot be obtained.