Interlibrary Loan Overview

COVID-19 update:

The Interlibrary Loan department is committed to providing resources and will continue to place requests for book chapters and journal articles. In some cases, we will also consider purchasing an e-book for the Library.

Many libraries are still closed due to COVID-19, making it difficult to fill interlibrary loan requests for books, DVDs, CDs, scores etc. As a result, the Interlibrary Loan department is not placing requests for physical materials. If you do make a request for a physical item, we will try to find an e-book or contact you to see if we can request a chapter or two.

We are still filling Document Delivery requests to scan sections from print items, but due to the volume, there may be a slight delay.

If you have an ILL item in your possession and you are able to get to campus, you may return it to the Library’s book drop to the right of the Usdan-facing entrance. Most ILL items have been renewed until Oct. 1.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) offers free access to materials needed for coursework and scholarly research which are not currently available in the Brandeis Library.   

Interlibrary Loan Login    WorldCaT (Search Beyond Brandeis)     Document Delivery

Getting Started

The first time you use Interlibrary Loan you must complete the account registration form. To register for your account click on the button below. You will be prompted to sign in with your UNet login and password. 

Register for an Interlibrary Loan account

 Please read the important copyright information before you start.


By registering to use interlibrary loan services and submitting requests for materials, users accept responsibility for complying with United States Copyright Law.

Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of those specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please note that some of this information may not apply to the current situation in response to COVID-19.