Interlibrary borrowing

How to request an item from another library

Please note: Requests may take longer to fill due to service curtailments at libraries worldwide caused by COVID-19.

1. Check Stanford Libraries collections first—we probably have it and can help you find it.

2. If it isn't available at Stanford, place a request.

Stanford faculty, students, staff, and visiting scholars may submit Interlibrary Borrowing (ILB) requests. Requests must support teaching, learning, research, or other University-related work. Please use your public library for personal items. Copies of articles or book chapters are usually delivered via email within a couple of days. Books, microfilm, or other media are usually delivered within 14 days.

You can also suggest items to add to our collections (SUNet ID required).

Contact Stanford Libraries Interlibrary Services—we can help!

These libraries also have dedicated interlibrary borrowing services:

Interlibrary Lending services: