Interlibrary Loan (ILL) User's Guide

Learn more about Interlibrary Loan and how it can help you!

For Borrowing Libraries

To request via an OCLC system, please use OCLC symbol SHH. Please refer to our Policy Directory for more details.

All other requests need to be submitted via ALA ILL request form ( sent via fax, 936/294-3615 or email to (We do not allow ILLiad access to persons, libraries, or institutions outside of Sam Houston State University)


Please contact the ILL department at 936-294-1616 or

Please note, neither our circulation department nor our reference department can answer ILL-specific questions.


We charge what you charge! Fees must be agreed to before ordering, reciprocal agreements welcome.

We offer a 12-week check-out with no renewals.

We do not lend eBooks, but we are able to fill chapter requests on a case by case basis.

We are currently providing article/book chapters/scans to international libraries.


Please do not use UPS to return packages to our library. We cannot pay for corrected address fees.


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