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Interlibrary Loan

If you need an item that is unavailable at Northeastern, we will try to borrow it for you from another library. We participate in a variety of partnerships with other libraries that borrow and lend to each other.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Is there a cost to use Interlibrary Loan?
Interlibrary Loan is a free service. However, in the event that an item is damaged or lost while on loan to you, you are responsible for any fees or costs that are levied by the lending library.

Can I renew interlibrary loan items?
You may request renewal of items borrowed through the ILLiad system only, at the discretion of the lending library.  Log in to ILLiad to request renewal, or see renewal options.

Can I share my interlibrary loan PDFs with others?
No, interlibrary loan items are for your personal, non-commercial use only. For more information, see Copyright and Interlibrary Loan.

Who may use Interlibrary Loan?
Interlibrary Loan services are available to Notheastern University:

  • Currently enrolled students
  • Faculty (including emeriti and visiting scholars with sponsored accounts)
  • Staff

Alumni, friends and guests: please contact your public library for interlibrary services.

I'm not affiliated with Northeastern, but I need a dissertation or other item from your library. Can you lend it to me?
Most dissertations written after 2008 are available online in our digital repository. For access to pre-2008 dissertations or other archival materials, see Northeastern's Archives and Special Collections FAQ
Anything else may be requested through your public or institutional library's interlibrary loan office; we do not accept requests from individuals.

How can I borrow materials in person from local area libraries?
See "Using Other Libraries."

Help and Contact

Citation help and verification:
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Interlibrary loan policies and procedures:

Email: ill [at] neu.edu
Tel: (617) 373-8276

Mailing address:
Northeastern University Libraries
Resource Sharing, 260 Snell Library
360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am - 5pm