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Interlibrary Loan for Distance & Online Learning

How to request materials and use Interlibrary Loan services for distance and online students, faculty, and staff.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services

Interlibrary Loan, or ILL, is a free service to ACU students, faculty, and staff. ILL services exist to supplement resources already available to you through the ACU Library. 

  • Search for sources in ACU Library's OneSearch and view information on the Distance Learning Portal to learn how to find resources. 

  • Interlibrary Loan requests are appropriate when the sources you need are not available in full text through library subscriptions.
  • ILL requests take time for our staff to process and fill. Work ahead when you know you will need to use it. If you are working on a tight deadline, try using the "Full Text" filter in OneSearch to avoid search results that require ILL.
  • Click Journal Finder links in OneSearch or search directly in Journal Finder to make sure what you're trying to get is not already accessible, before you submit an ILL request. 

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