Answered By: Anna Wigtil
Last Updated: Mar 19, 2020     Views: 181

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot fulfill Delivery/Interlibrary Loan requests for physical items. We will still do our best to provide journal articles and other electronic materials through interlibrary loan.

Delivery/Interlibrary Loan is the department that handles delivery of books and articles from one library to another. There are several things you can do with your Delivery/Interlibrary Loan account:

  • Request an article, book, book chapter, or thesis that UNL does not have
  • Request that a book be sent from one UNL library to another, more convenient location
  • Request that library staff retrieve a book from the shelf and hold it for you at the checkout desk
  • Request a book from the LDRF (storage facility)

You can login directly to your Delivery/Interlibrary Loan account, or you can find it by clicking on the "Find This for Me" button in an item record in the library catalog, in WorldCat, or in a journal database.

Delivery time depends on the type of item requested and where it is coming from. For example, an article will take 1-2 business days, while a book requested from a non-UNL library may take a week or more.

You can also try searching UBorrow, which searches Big 10 schools, to receive books from non-UNL libraries more quickly.

If you need to update your account information, log in and click "Change User Information" under "Tools."