Interlibrary Loan Overview

COVID-19 Update:

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is currently able to provide book chapters, articles, and other electronic materials. If you need a complete book, note that in your request and we may be able to purchase an e-book. Availability may be affected by current restrictions at Brandeis and other institutions.

Following best practices set forth by peer libraries and professional associations, the deadline for receiving scanning requests will be Wednesday, April 1. Once the scanning is completed, the Library will begin providing all services virtually in response to COVID-19 best practices.

Please submit your requests via the online form and limit scanning requests to materials required for Spring courses. Additionally, you may want to consider alternative materials that can be accessed digitally. Learn more about available services on our remote resources page.

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.