Can’t find what you need? Let our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) department help.

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Request Articles, Books, and More

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) 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.

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).


Interlibrary Loan

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: