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DeTamble Library: Interlibrary Loan

An overview of the library facilities and collection.

Inter-library Loan (ILL)

What is Inter-Library Loan (ILL)?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services are provided (free) to meet the information needs of St. Andrews students, faculty, and staff. This cooperative service among libraries enables all faculty, staff, and students  to get books, articles, videos, and other materials which we do not own or have access to.

Submitting Requests
  • Submit requests directly through WorldCat.
  • Contact Seth Allen by email, phone (277-5023) or stop by in person.

Currently there is no cost to order and receive books and articles.


Check your campus email for all communication about your request. Articles will be emailed as attachments to your campus email address.


Service is only provided to current St. Andrews students, faculty, and staff. Other patrons should contact their educational institutions or public library.

Get Articles Quickly From Other Libraries! 

Whatever you request will be quickly ordered and you will receive a confirmation. DeTamble Library is a part of OCLC Express Libraries that offer quick and outstanding digital delivery.  Never pay for online information. Send your citation to the Librarian! See details below.

Types of Resources
  • Print Books
  • Ebooks- Chapters can be scanned and sent via email.
  • Articles
  • DVDs
  • Other resources such as dissertations, theses, videos, and microfilm may also be ordered, but may have some special limitations. All due dates and restrictions placed by the lending library must be adhered to. Renewals are usually available.

Requesting Items Through the Library Catalog (WorldCat)

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You can order a book or article that we don't have directly from WorldCat.

You will be asked for your name and then you can submit it. Your request will be ordered as soon as possible and the library director, Seth Allen, will contact you through email to confirm your request.