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Lending Policies

We lend to libraries in all countries for a loan period of 16 weeks. You may request a renewal for an additional 2 weeks.

The following types of materials are available through ILL:

  • Books (limit of 4 volumes per loan).
  • Dissertations and theses (if a second copy is available).
  • Microforms (limit of 4 reels per loan).
  • Audiovisual materials cataloged within the last 6 months (4 week loan period with no renewals).

The following types of materials are not available through ILL:

  • Books cataloged within the last 3 months.
  • Periodicals (both bound and unbound issues) and newspapers.
  • Reference and non-circulating materials.

We do not send materials directly to individuals outside of Loyola. Please contact your school or public library if you wish to borrow Libraries materials.


  • ILLINET, CATLA, and Jesuit libraries: no charge
  • International book loan: $35.00
  • All other libraries:
    • Book loans: $20.00
    • Photocopies: $15.00
  • ILL Fee Payment Portal
    • We also accept payment via OCLC's IFM service, check, and IFLA coupons.

Request Information

  • OCLC Code: IAL
  • Email:
  • Please use standard ALA or IFLA interlibrary loan request forms.
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