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Interlibrary Lending

"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.

Processing time and fees

Most requests will be processed within 3-7 working days. Delivery times will depend on shipping method and distance.

Loans and reproduction charges to libraries and non-profit institutions are charged on a reciprocal basis.
Corporations, for-profit organizations, and non-reciprocal libraries loan and reproduction fees are as follows:

  • $25.00 per item, plus handling $7.50
  • Reproduction fees:
    • 1-20 pages = $10.00
    • 21-49 pages = $25.00
    • over 50 pages = Fee to be determined; minimal cost would be $50.00
  • Handling charge = $7.50
  • Postage charge U.S. = $5.00 min; Foreign = $10.00 min.

We must receive prepayment by check in US currency before material is shipped. We cannot take payment by credit card.