How long does interlibrary loan take?

  • Digital copies of journal articles and book chapters typically arrive within 3 days.
  • Borrowed books are shipped through the mail and can take up to 2 weeks to arrive. At this time, entire ebooks are not available to borrow through interlibrary loan.

When you make a request, SU interlibrary loan staff send it out to other libraries until one of them agrees to fulfill the request or until the request expires.

You will receive notification by email when your requested item is available. 

Visit the interlibrary loan page for additional information.