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Step by Step: Interlibrary Loan: How to Request Other Items

Intro to Interlibrary Loan - Loans

stacks of books

Search the catalog first - items from Pacific University or regional requests (Summit) will arrive more quickly. If you can't get what you're looking for, try Interlibrary Loan. 

Books, dissertations, videos, music, and more can be requested from ILLiad or directly from the catalog. ILL is free to all currently enrolled or employed Pacific students, faculty, and staff. For those who cannot pick up items at the Forest Grove or Hillsboro Campus Libraries, ILL will send loans free.

If your question isn't answered here, please contact us: ill@pacificu.edu | 503-352-1413

  1. Find the citation for your item. 
  2. If you want a physical item, go to the book request form.
  3. Sign in with your PUNet ID. If this is your first log in, you'll be asked for basic account information. Make sure your campus is correct so your request is sent to the right place.
  4. Use your citation to fill in:
    • Title
    • Authors/Editors
    • Publisher
    • Place of Publication
    • Date of Publication
    • Edition
    • ISBN

    Loan Request

  5. Press Submit Request.
  6. We'll email when your request is ready (usually 7-10 days, depending on where they come from).

Don't worry if you can't fill out every box in the form. The more information we have, the quicker we can fill requests, but we'll still try to find your article if some fields are blank. Please feel free to include any additional information to help us process requests in "Notes."