To submit Intercampus Loan requests, first login to your Library Account and then look up your item. Select "Request" for the item and choose your pick-up location. You will receive an e-mail when the item is ready. Please allow two (2) business days for processing and shipping.
Interlibrary Loan will try to obtain books, articles, and other items that are not owned by the FIU University Libraries from other libraries.
Textbooks are often not available through interlibrary loan due to a widespread trend of libraries not purchasing them. Meanwhile, libraries, publishers, academic administrators, and faculty all over the world are working together to create more affordable textbook options. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Interlibrary Loan Policies
FIU Library Card holders only. Please do not abbreviate. Incomplete or incorrect information may delay request processing.
Requests are processed Monday's through Friday's, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please allow three (3) business days for your material to arrive, providing it is available for use. This applies to articles only. Other materials may take longer.
Notifications are sent by email.
There is no limit to the number of requests submitted per day, but minimum of five (5) requests per person per day will be processed.
A limit of twenty (20) Interlibrary Loan items can be checked out at any time.
ILLiad Services and Features
View and track your ILL request records online
Request materials 24 hours a day online
View the progress of your requests at each stage of the process
Rely upon email to communicate with the ILLiad staff
View checked out items and request renewals online*
Access your account to change personal information and passwords
View current and past requests
Attach notes to each request
Track all ILL requests.
Accept citations from many online databases with minimal clicks.
Send email notifications when materials are ready for you.
Provide assurance for confidentiality regarding your personal information and requests.
*Renewals are at the discretion of the lending institution. Submit your renewal request through ILLiad before the due date, and wait a few days to see if the renewal due date is reflected. If the lending institution has not offered an extension, your original due date stands. Accounts will be blocked for overdue books. Call your local ILLiad staff member for help with the process of requesting an extension if you wish. It is common that no extensions are offered, so order another copy of your item if you anticipate an extended need.
OCLC requests are preferred, however, Non-OCLC Libraries can submit requests via the ILLiad Lending Webpages. To set up an account click on "First Time Users" to register your library. Requests submitted via mail, fax, or email will not be filled and incomplete requests may experience delays in processing. For ownership and library holdings information, please verify in the FIU Libraries Catalog prior to submitting a request.
Charges are flat fees per request. FXG and FXN are OCLC-IFM participants. For non-OCLC-IFM libraries, invoices must be pre-paid. Payments must be made in U.S. Dollars. There are no lending charges for members of the following reciprocal agreement organizations: SEFLIN, FLIN, LYRASIS (SOLINET), LVIS, and ASERL.
Materials Available for Lending
The following materials are available for lending with special conditions (listed in the parentheses) — general collection, theses and dissertations (if a second copy is available), government documents (not all materials are available), audio-visual (not all materials are available). Materials Not Available for Lending — periodicals, reference, newspapers, special collection materials, and reserve items.