About Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) enables Harvard University students, faculty, and staff with library borrowing privileges to request materials not owned by Harvard libraries. Each faculty library has its own ILL service.
Pick-Up And Return Locations
ILL items must be picked up and returned at your faculty library.*
FAS and Harvard Kennedy School students, faculty, and staff may return Interlibrary Loan materials to any Harvard Library. This option will soon be available for all Harvard affiliates.
The loan period varies according to the lending institution.*
*FAS and Harvard Kennedy students, faculty, and staff ILL books circulate for 6 weeks with one 6 week renewal. The loans are subject to recall at anytime. This service will soon be available to all Harvard affiliates.