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Interlibrary Loan: Renewing ILL Items

ILL FAQs and how-to

Requesting Renewals

How to renew your ILL book:

  • Log in to your ILL account.
  • In the Checked Out Items box at the top of the page, click the 5-digit number next to the book you want to renew.
  • Click the Renew Request button at the top of the new page that opens.
  • If there is no button or one renewal has already been requested, please send an email to requesting another renewal.

What happens next:

  • The renewal request is sent to the lending library which will confirm or deny the renewal request.
  • You will receive an email with either a new due date or a statement saying the book cannot be renewed.

Realize that:

  • Requesting a renewal in your ILL account does not automatically guarantee the book will be renewed.
  • Renewal requests must be made before the due date.
  • If the renewal request is denied, the book must be returned by the original due date.
  • Often only one renewal is allowed, but you can contact the ILL office for further renewals.


For help with renewing your interlibrary loan items, contact the ILL office.

  • Email:
  • Phone: 470-6723

ILL News

  • ***Please return your ILL books before you leave for the summer!***
  • If you have a question about your interlibrary loan item or need help renewing an ILL book, please email
  • For those using our Campus Delivery service - If we are not able to deliver books to your office, they will be left with either your department secretary and/or in your department mailbox.
  • Did you know that most ebooks are not lendable between libraries? Please request a chapter or two from ebooks as articles, or request the print version of the book (be sure to enter the right ISBN number). This will help us get you what you need quicker.