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Your Best Request

Learn how to request items through the University Libraries in order to obtain them as quickly as possible.

Request Item through ILL button: Get it from other national and international libraries

If you use the Request Item through Interlibrary Loan button in WorldCatUMD, the item's citation information will automatically import into the ILL request form. 

Primary benefits:

  • Saves you the time and effort of entering the citation manually
  • Ensures that ILL staff have robust citation  information in order to find the correct item 
  • OCLC and ISSN/ISBN numbers are included, which greatly improves turnaround time

Screenshot of Request Item button and Loan Request Form


Forms in your ILL Services Account

No Request Item through Interlibrary Loan button in WorldCatUMD?   There are 3 request forms in your ILL Services Account that you can use instead:

(1)  Request an Article or other Copy
      for electronic copies of articles, book chapters, and other excerpts not owned by UMCP libraries.
(2)  Request Scan & Deliver 
      for electronic copies of articles and book chapters owned in print by UMCP libraries.  
(3)  Request a Book or other Loan
      for books not owned by USMAI libraries and for other physical items that must be checked out/returned (e.g. videos) that are not owned by UMCP libraries. 

In most cases, the Request Item through Interlibrary Loan button will auto-populate the correct form for the material you are requesting.  If the wrong form auto-populates, don't worry; you request will still come through and ILL staff will be able to process it, though it may take us some extra time to do so.