Interlibrary loan (ILL) is the process through which you can borrow books, articles, and other materials from a library you are not affiliated with. For instance, if the Columbia College Chicago Library does not have a copy of a book you need you can request that book from a another library, like SAIC or UIC.
At Columbia, we primarily use two systems for ILL:
For more information on the two systems and links to access them, visit the Interlibrary Loan page of the library website.
Get books via I-Share Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Recorded September 2020, 3 minutes.
Get articles through Tipasa Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Recorded July 2019, 2 minutes.