Q. What is interlibrary loan (ILL)?
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that enables you to borrow materials, usually books and articles, that we do not have in our collections from other libraries throughout the world. Through this service, the UAB Libraries provides access to materials to support faculty, staff, and students in their study and research.
Materials ordered through ILL should be for scholarly purposes. Recreational and/or leisure materials should be ordered through your local Public Library. Conditions for interlibrary lending are set by the National Interlibrary Loan Code of the American Library Association and by individual libraries. Some libraries will not lend certain types of materials, making them difficult to obtain on loan.