Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan changes

Interlibrary Loan functionality is now integrated into our LibrarySearch system. Before submitting a request:

  1. Search for the item you are looking for in LibrarySearch.
  2. If you don't locate it in our holdings, use the "expand my search beyond the St. Thomas Libraries" link above the search results to search other libraries who could share with us.
  3. If you expand your search and still can't find the item, use the "Still didn't find what you need? Submit a request" link above the search results to place a request via a blank form.

Benefits of this new system:

  • View & renew all your checked out items (both St. Thomas & ILL books) in one place in your MyLibrary account
  • Track your requests for books & articles (both for St. Thomas & ILL items) in your MyLibrary account
  • Enjoy faster turnaround time due to automated & unmediated processes behind the scenes 
  • Receive your PDF articles & books chapters via a link emailed to you
  • Be assured that your privacy is protected as the new system does not retain history of completed requests
  • Expect ongoing improvements to this new system as we implement new functionality in the coming months

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for improvement for the new system, please send via email to

About Interlibrary Loan

St. Thomas students, faculty, and staff may request (free of charge) books, articles, and other library material not available at St. Thomas from other libraries via Interlibrary Loan. Libraries nationwide cooperate to share materials, so you don't even need to know which other library has the material you want--we track that down for you.