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Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery

Get books or articles from another library.

Interlibrary Loan

OCLC Express Library logoInterlibrary Loan is a simple way of obtaining research material from other libraries. This service is free for current WNE students, staff, and faculty. Fill out the Interlibrary Loan Request form to request articles, book chapters, books, or DVDs.

In December 2020, D’Amour Library ILL was accepted into the OCLC Express Program for our quick lending times. This program benefits our patrons as we now receive articles and book chapters faster than libraries that are not a part of this program.


Articles & Book Chapters
  • Delivered by email – at times on the same day, other times one or two days after the request is made
  • Rush requests are accepted
  • For fastest service, fill out all fields on the ILL form


Books & DVDs
  • Will need to be picked up at D’Amour Library once the item arrives. Usually arrives in 1-2 weeks due to shipping. The due date will vary but renewals can be obtained if more time is needed
  • Textbooks, ebooks, and recently published books are not available through ILL
  • Rush requests are not accepted


Submit an interlibrary loan or document delivery request online.

Document Delivery

Faculty may request scans of books held by D'Amour Library. A scan of a book chapter - including title and verso - will be made available so long as it does not exceed 10% of the book. To order a Document Delivery, fill out the Interlibrary Loan Request form and select the "Document Delivery" option. Requests will be filled within three business days.

Notice Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, US Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


Any questions, please email or call/text 413-782-1656.