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Interlibrary borrowing

We can help you borrow books, articles, or other materials that Stanford does not have (so be sure to check SearchWorks or consult with a librarian first!). Check to make sure that you're eligible to use interlibrary services and that the materials are eligible to be borrowed.

During winter closure, December 20, 2014-January 4, 2015, patrons can submit Interlibrary Borrowing (ILB) requests. Processing requests and renewals, submitted during the closure, will begin on Monday, January 5, 2015. (Please review RLCP pages for separate winter closure information.)

Please do not return materials loaned by non-Stanford libraries to campus bookdrops. Return materials to the Green Circulation Desk. Request a return receipt. Beginning on Monday, January 5, 2015, materials returned during the closure will be shipped to the various lending libraries.

Stanford RLCP and Interlibrary Services wishes everyone a restful winter break.

Can I use these services?

ILB: All faculty, students, staff, and visiting scholars can use Interlibrary Borrowing

  • Interlibrary borrowing requests must support teaching, learning, research, or other University-related work.
  • Registration is required the first time you use Interlibrary Borrowing.

RLCP: Only graduate students, faculty, and academic staff can use RLCP

  • The Research Library Cooperative Program (RLCP) allows Stanford faculty, academic staff, and graduate students to request materials directly from UC Berkeley or UT Austin.
  • Visiting scholars, non-academic staff, and undergraduates are not eligible to use RLCP.
  • RLCP service is fast because requests go directly to the cooperating library.
  • RLCP materials are checked out directly to you; you must contact the lending library yourself for renewals, recalls, fines, etc. Stanford's Interlibrary Borrowing is a separate service and will not have a record of your RLCP transactions.

Professional school affiliates and SLAC scholars should use their library's interlibrary services