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InterLibrary Loan & Universal Borrowing

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

ILL provides free access to materials needed for coursework and research not available in the UA Libraries. The parameters of the service are governed by the current copyright law and guidelines, the National Interlibrary Loan Code, the lending institution’s policies and the UA Libraries policies.

Interlibrary Loan Policies

Universal Borrowing (ALLIES) 
Universal borrowing is a cooperative service offered by several academic libraries in the state, known as the “Alabama Libraries Exchange” or ALLIES. Items that are not currently available in the UA Libraries often may be obtained from other institutions.

You can check availability and request an item in the UA Libraries’ Catalog. You may also borrow materials in person at other ALLIES libraries using your UA Action Card.

Universal Borrowing Instructions