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Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Document Delivery

ILL and document delivery are services offered to faculty, students, and staff at the University of Alabama. This guide explains how to request materials.

Who we lend to

UA Libraries ILL Lending Policies

UA Libraries lends materials and provides electronic and photo copies from the collections to individuals who request them through other institution. Other institutions may submit their requests via OCLC or the web (contact ILL staff for information.)

Circulating/Non-Circulating Materials

Most materials in the UA Libraries collections may be loaned. Reference and microfilm materials may be loaned at the discretion of the UA Libraries. UA Libraries does not lend audio/visual materials, special collection items, or periodicals less than 10 years old.

Loan Period

Materials may be loaned for four weeks and are subject to recall at any time. Renewals are at the discretion of UA Libraries. Some materials may be restricted to “In-Library Use Only.” To protect special materials from possible damage or loss, special packaging and commercial shipment services may be required.


Borrowing libraries (except those participating in reciprocal and consortial agreements, government libraries, and public libraries) will be charged a flat fee of $15.00 for interlibrary loan services. International borrowing libraries will be charged a flat fee of $25.00 for interlibrary loan services. Invoices are mailed after the requested material has been received. Material that has been damaged lost, or reported missing will be billed at the discretion of the ILL Supervisor.

Memberships and Consortial partners

The University of Alabama is a member of or participates in: 

Association of Research Libraries 

Association of Southeastern Research Libraries 

Network of Alabama Academic Libraries 

Center for Research Libraries 



Contact information

Gorgas Library, 2nd floor 

Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm 

phone 205-348-4018

fax 205-348-9564 


Mailing address: 

University of Alabama Libraries 

Gorgas Library/ILL Rm #2007

P.O. Box 870266 

711 Capstone Dr. 

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0266