Q. What can and cannot be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan?
ILL, borrow, lend, request
The library can borrow most books and journal articles through Interlibrary Loan (as long as the request is copyright compliant). Items like conference papers, proceedings, musical scores, newspapers on microfilm, videotapes, audio tapes, CDs, dissertations, and theses have limited retrieval options as defined by the lending library.
Materials that cannot normally be obtained include entire periodicals, reference books, bulky or fragile items, rare materials, and materials from online databases where the user agreement does not allow Interlibrary Loan. The library is unable to borrow required textbooks through interlibrary loan.