Interlibrary Loan Overview

COVID-19 update:

We are now accepting interlibrary loan requests for books, DVDs, CDs, and other physical materials, and we continue to accept requests for book chapters and journal articles

Items arriving at Brandeis Library, will be quarantined for 3 days before being handled by staff. Once ready, you can pick up your items at the Information & Borrowing Desk or request items for Ship to Home.  

We are still filling Scan on Demand (formerly Document Delivery) requests to scan sections from print items owned by Brandeis, but due to the volume, there may be a slight delay.

If you are local, you can return materials in-person through the book drop at the Usdan facing entrance of the Goldfarb Library or at the Information & Borrowing Desk. You can also ship materials back to the Library. If you need assistance shipping items to the library, contact for assistance. 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)     Scan on Demand

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.