Interlibrary Services

Updated November 20, 2020

  • Average turnaround time for article/chapter scans is 1-3 days, and borrowing physical items from other libraries takes 17 days on average. 

  • Although Ohio State University Libraries locations are closed to the public until further notice, we continue to accept loan requests from users through ILLiad and can offer campus mail delivery as well as distance user mailing or contact-free pickup at a Thompson Library outer door by reservation once an item arrives.

We provide Interlibrary Loan and Article Express (document delivery) services through the ILLiad request system to Ohio State faculty, staff, and students in degree-granting programs across all Ohio State campuses.

  • Use Interlibrary Loan to request materials that are unavailable through Ohio State University Libraries, OhioLINK, and SearchOhio. Learn more about delivery, timeframe, and limits on loan requests through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Use Article Express to request scholarly articles and chapter PDFs from Ohio State and non-Ohio State collections. Learn more about delivery, timeframe, and limits on requests through Article Express.

ILLiad Accounts

Use of both Interlibrary Loan and Article Express requires an ILLiad account.

Register or log in to ILLiad using the red button below.  ILLiad accepts the same Ohio State login used for other university services.