Books, Scores, Media, etc.
How long does it take?
Due to COVID-19, the IDLS delivery service warehouse is quarantining each item for 10 days before it arrives to the borrower. You can expect significant delays in receiving your item, which on average, will now take 12 to 14 business days. Some items arrive in a shorter time frame, but because of scarcity or popularity, some items can take much longer, so it is best to plan ahead when requesting interlibrary loan items.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service in which Roosevelt University Library will borrow materials for you from other libraries that are not owned in print or electronic format by Roosevelt University.
Before Submitting an Interlibrary Loan Request
Before submitting a request for a book or article through interlibrary loan, please check to be sure it is not available in the i-Share catalog or online. For articles, please be sure to check Google Scholar to determine if it freely available online.
Sometimes a lending library will recall material that has been loaned to us. This may happen if the item is needed by one of their students or faculty.
Roosevelt University must honor the recall of an ILL item. This means that your borrowing period will be cut short and the item must be returned immediately. We will send you an email message telling you that the item has been recalled and ask that you return the item right away.
Please return the item as quickly as you can. This helps us maintain a good relationship with the lending library so we can continue borrowing from them in the future.
If you still need that item you can ask that we try to obtain it from another library.