The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. 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.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Interlibrary Loan provides access to items such as books, newspapers, journal articles, dissertations, etc. from a wide variety of sources that are not available in the Marriott Library. By use of a library system called OCLC, which may be accessed by you via the WorldCat database, we have access to millions of volumes. In most instances books can be provided to you within 1-2 weeks and electronic access to articles can be provided within 24-48 hours.

Marriott Library Interlibrary Loan is for the use of current students in degree and certificate granting programs, faculty, staff, and emeritus faculty of the University of Utah. Health Sciences students, faculty, and staff must submit requests through Eccles Health Sciences Library and Law School students, faculty, and staff must submit requests through James E. Faust Law Library, S.J. Quinney College of Law.

Interlibrary Loan provides access to items such as books, journal articles, dissertations, audiovisual materials, etc. from a wide variety of sources that are not available in the Marriott Library.

Marriott Library materials that are currently checked out by other patrons can be requested through Interlibrary Loan. Some journals do not circulate, but articles can be requested.

Many items can be provided from alternative sources, such as online full-text databases like JSTOR or EBSCOhost Web Databases. These Research Databases are available on the Marriott Library web page. Some dissertations are available for free downloading through Dissertations & Theses: Global.

Not all items are available from Interlibrary Loan. Most libraries will not loan rare or valuable materials, including manuscripts, basic reference materials, or materials in high demand. 

Textbooks and course required materials must be requested by teaching faculty through Course Materials. They are not available through Interlibrary Loan.

Interlibrary Loan requests are submitted online through the Marriott Library's ILLiad system. You can also request items that the Marriott Library does not own through WorldCat or articles cited in the Marriott Library Research Databases by clicking on the "Request Interlibrary Loan" link listed on these pages.

For visual step-by-step instructions for these 4 methods for submitting ILL requests, please refer to our How-To Guide page.

It is difficult to estimate when materials will be available once they have been ordered. In most instances books are available within 1-2 weeks and electronic access to articles can be provided within 24-48 hours.

Your ILL items will be held at the open Hold Shelf on level 1 near the Library Information Desk at West Entrance lobby. You will receive an email notification when your requested ILL item is available there. Be sure to check out your ILL item(s) with the Self-Checkout computer or at the Information Desk before you leave. ILL pick up is available during the library hours. Delivery of ILL item(s) to your Main Campus office or home is available. Please read the answer for the question, "Can I have my ILL materials delivery to my campus office or home?" for more information.

The lending library may require the material to remain in the Marriott Library. If so, it will be held at Special Collections on level 4 and the notification email will indicate if your ILL item is held there. 

Borrowed items are to be returned to the Library Information Desks at either West Entrance on level 1 or East Entrance on level 3 . Patrons will be held responsible for overdue fines and/or replacement costs of missing books as a result of removing ILL labels or returning to any other location. To arrange for a pickup from your main campus office, please email the Pull and Delivery Service.

Articles will be posted on your ILLiad account online as PDF files. You will receive an email notification when your article is available for you to download.

Campus Delivery of interlibrary loan (ILL) materials is available to the offices located within the Main Campus buidlings for faculty, staff, and graduate students. And the option for Campus Delivery is on the ILL request forms where you can enter your department location (e.g. LINCO 1400). After the materials arrive at our library, they will be delivered to your office within 1 to 2 business days. ILL materials may be returned 24/7 to one of the book drops located at the Level 1 entrance. To have library items picked up for return to the library please email Main Campus area does not include the Health Science campus or Research Park area.

Home Delivery of interlibrary loan (ILL) materials is avaible to all current University of Utah Staff, Students, and Faculty. The ILL request forms have the option to enter your home address for Home Delivery service. After your requested ILL materials arrive at our library, they will be routed to be delivered to your home via USPS service. Instructions for returns will be included.

The Interlibrary Loans office is located on the 5th floor of the Marriott Library. Patron access to the ILL office is unavailable. You can contact us via telephone at 801-581-6010 or email us with any additional questions.

The Interlibrary Loan contact hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Interlibrary Loan materials are meant for short term use only. Due dates for Interlibrary Loan materials are assigned by the lending library. Lending libraries have the right to recall Interlibrary Loan materials and you might be asked to return items before the due date.

Eligible Interlibrary Loan materials may be renewed for 2+ weeks from the original due date, pending the approval of the owning institution. You can request a renewal through your ILLiad account or contacting our office by phone or email. Please reference the Transaction Number (TN) of your request.

Each Interlibrary Loan item has the due date printed on the ILL book strap. Items need to be returned by the due date to a Marriott Library Information Desk. One week after the due date, you will be charged $1.00 per day for overdue interlibrary loan items up to $50.00. Overdue fines will not be forgiven. Four weeks after the due date, you will be blocked from using Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery.

If the item is not returned you will be charged an additional Lost Item Replacement fee and your Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery and Marriott Library borrowing privileges will be suspended.

Fines and fees are paid in person at a Library Information Desk or by calling 801-581-8558 with a credit card.

Reminder and overdue notices are sent as a courtesy. You are responsible for returning ILL items on time. Not all Interlibrary Loan items are eligible for renewal. Please plan to return items on or before the due date.

You are able to submit your interlibrary loan and document delivery requests through your same ILLiad login. Our staff will determine if what you are requesting is something the Marriott Library owns or if we need to request your material from another library. Journal articles and book chapters from the Marriott Library print collection will be scanned and delivered as PDF files to your ILLiad account. You will be notified via email when your items are available electronically. Delivery time will be approximately 24-48 hours.

There is no charge for Marriott Library Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery services.

You can view the records of your past Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery requests for three years. Requests older than three years are removed from the ILLiad server each year. If you want to keep a record of your past requests, please print or save a copy. If you need assistance call 801-581-6010 or email us.

Please email us or call us at (801) 581-6010 between Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM. We will reply as quickly as possible.