Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery

Please note that due to the current public health situation, many libraries are offering reduced services, including ILL and document delivery fulfillment.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

  • Provides access to materials not available through the University System of Maryland Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) catalog
    • These include books and book chapters that are not available from within the USMAI, as well as journal articles not available through your home institution library
  • Available only to USM students, faculty and staff
  • Requires an ILLiad account
    • First-time users will need to create one through their home institution library
  • Check USMAI catalog for availability before submitting requests
    • Requests for circulating items available through USMAI libraries may be deleted by ILL staff

Submitting a Request through Interlibrary loan

  • Select your home institution library from the links below
  • Follow instructions for creating an account and completing the ILL Form
    • Towson University's Albert S. Cook Library has created a useful video tutorial!
  • Both your 14-digit library barcode number and home institution login may be required to access ILLiad
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many ILL departments have modified their borrowing policies.  Please contact your home library's ILL department for information specific to your availability.

                   Bowie State University                                   

                   Salisbury University                                          

                   Towson University                                            

                   University of Baltimore                                    

                   University of Maryland, Baltimore                    

                   University of Maryland, Baltimore County       

                   University of Maryland, College Park               

                   University of Maryland, Eastern Shore        

                   University of Maryland, Global Campus    


Document Delivery

  • Access to photocopies of non-circulating materials from home campus library

Requesting Document Delivery

  • Contact Interlibrary Loan staff at your home institution library for more information