Can’t find what you need? Let our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) department help.
Important Update March 28, 2022: Due to a temporary staffing shortage, users who need to work directly with an ILL
staff member will need to make an appointment. Appointments can be made Monday - Friday
from 10 am - 2 pm by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Request Articles, Books, and More!
Interlibrary Loan (ILL for short) is a service offered by the MSU Library that can
be used to borrow library materials (books, DVDs, etc.) and obtain electronic copies
of articles or book chapters not owned by our library. We are part of a worldwide
ILL network of libraries that lends to one another. Through this, the MSU Library agrees to borrow from and loan items to other libraries in the ILL network.As a current MSU student, staff, or faculty member, these services are available for
you to use, usually at no charge (visit our FAQ section for exceptions).
Instant ILL for Articles
InstantILL will instantly deliver the article you're looking for by searching articles
that the MSU Library has access to and open access databases.
Please note, this service only finds articles. To request books or other items, use Request It!.
Request materials from other libraries using Interlibrary Loan (ILL) or request scans
of articles or chapters owned by the MSU Library.
For more information on using this service, please see our general interlibrary loan policies and FAQs.
Helpful resources for requesting an item through interlibrary loan or requesting electronic
Visit this page for steps on borrowing books and more from other Montana academic
libraries directly through CatSearch!
Learn more about the different groups the MSU Library has partnered with to make interlibrary
loan services possible:
Policies and FAQs
For more information about interlibrary loan and resource sharing, please visit our
FAQs and policies pages:
FAQ's for MSU users
Still have questions or need further assistance?
Contact the MSU Library's Interlibrary Loan Department by phone at (406) 994-3161
or use the link below to send us an email:
Email the Interlibrary Loan Department