How to request an item from another library
Please note: Requests may take longer to fill due to service curtailments at libraries worldwide caused by COVID-19.
1. Check Stanford Libraries collections first—we probably have it and can help you find it.
- SearchWorks Catalog: books, e-books, journals, and media titles (not indexed for articles, chapter or full-text level searching)
- SearchWorks Articles+: best place to search for article citations
- Citation Linker
- Proquest Dissertation & Theses Global
- HathiTrust Digital Library: millions of full-text books; be sure to log-in for expanded full-text access!
2. If it isn't available at Stanford, place a request.
Stanford faculty, students, staff, and visiting scholars may submit Interlibrary Borrowing (ILB) requests. Requests must support teaching, learning, research, or other University-related work. Please use your public library for personal items. Copies of articles or book chapters are usually delivered via email within a couple of days. Books, microfilm, or other media are usually delivered within 14 days.
- Stanford faculty, students, and staff (SUNet ID required):
- School of Medicine, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, and LPCH staff and faculty must use Lane Medical Library's DocXpress Service.
- SLAC staff must request purchases through their departments.
You can also suggest items to add to our collections (SUNet ID required).
Contact Stanford Libraries Interlibrary Services—we can help!
These libraries also have dedicated interlibrary borrowing services:
- Stanford Business Library Services
- Robert Crown Law Library Interlibrary Loan
- Lane Medical Library DocXpress
- SLAC – No interlibrary services
Interlibrary Lending services:
- Interlibrary Lending for other libraries borrowing from Stanford Libraries
- The Research Library Cooperative Program (RLCP) for UC-Berkeley and University of Texas-Austin researchers borrowing from Stanford Libraries