Can’t find what you need? Let us help.
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.
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 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