"Interlibrary lending" (ILL) pertains to materials that Stanford Libraries loans to other libraries and institutions. We cannot supply materials directly to individuals; a library must serve as an intermediary (except for UC Berkeley and UT Austin patrons through the RLCP program). To request an item, contact the interlibrary borrowing services of your local academic, public, company, or other library.
If you are a Stanford patron and wish to borrow from another library, see Interlibrary borrowing.
During winter closure, December 21, 2013-January 5, 2014, patrons may submit RLCP and ILB requests. Processing of requests submitted during the winter closure will begin on Monday, January 6, 2014.
Stanford patrons: Do not return materials loaned by non-Stanford libraries to campus bookdrops. Return materials to the Green Circulation Desk. Request a return receipt.
Stanford Univesity Libraries participates in several resource sharing agreements.
Research Library Cooperative Program (RLCP)
RLCP is an interlibrary program serving faculty, academic staff, and currently registered graduate students at UC Berkeley, Stanford University, and UT Austin.
The Research Libraries Group (RLG) Shared Resources Service agreement provides for expedited interlibrary loan service between SHARES members and access to materials not normally available for interlibrary loan, such as Special Collections.
University of California Reciprocal Services Program (RSP)
University of California patrons who wish to visit Stanford Libraries must obtain an RSP card from their home institution.
University of Göttingen
The Stanford University / University of Göttingen Reciprocal Agreement provides interlibrary loan service between the Stanford University Libraries and Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen.
Area Studies Programs at Center for Research Libraries (CRL)
Stanford participates in the Center for Research Libraries Area Microform Projects (AMPs), a program that coordinates preservation and access to “unique, uncommon, and endangered research material.”