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Did you know that requests to borrow materials from other libraries can be made online at any time? For in-person service, or questions, please see our Interlibrary Loan Office Hours.

Image of the interlibrary loan office located in the MSU Library.

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.) or obtain electronic copies of articles or book chapters currently not available from the MSU Library from other libraries. MSU Library provides interlibrary loan services by agreeing to borrow from and loan items to other libraries throughout the world.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 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



Interlibrary Loan & Scanning Services

Helpful resources for requesting an item through interlibrary loan or requesting electronic scans


Borrowing items through CatSearch

Visit this page for steps on borrowing books and more from other Montana academic libraries directly through CatSearch!

More Information


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:

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: