How to Make an ILL Request (for Borrowing Libraries)

(not for UCSB Faculty, Staff, or Students use)

Interlibrary Loan requests may be initiated via OCLC, fax, mail, Ariel, email or through our Online Request Forms. We prefer OCLC, or our Online Request Forms. Please include your contact phone number, fax, or email with each request.  Copyright compliance must be indicated on each photocopy request.

Email: illend [at] library [dot] ucsb [dot] edu
Phone: (805) 893-7126
Fax: (805) 893-5290

Mailing Address

Interlibrary Lending
Davidson Library - Bldg. 525
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106


We loan items to international and domestic academic institutions; museum, public and government libraries. We are not a fee based (for profit) document delivery service. Our charges help cover the staffing/shipping costs of loan and photocopy requests.

Lending Charges (USD$ only)

Loan/Domestic $20 per request
Loan/International To cover the added shipping charges, we suggest you set your maximum cost to $(US)50 per request
Photocopy $10 per request up to 50 exposures
-- additional exposures $0.15 per exposure past 50

Payments using IFM (via OCLC) are preferred.  We also accept equivalent payment in IFLA vouchers.  All other requests will be billed via invoice. Payment by credit card cannot be accepted at this time. You must specify the maximum amount you wish to pay for each request.


All loaned items are shipped via UPS or Federal Express if customs allows (please include a street address on your request if possible). Will rush deliver if your courier account number accompanies the request. Photocopies can be delivered via Ariel or PDF.


All items must be returned insured via traceable courier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.). NEVER return items via U.S. Mail library rate.

Courier Address (FedEx, UPS, etc.)

ILL-Davidson Library
525 University Center Rd.
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Submit an ILL request via our Online Request Forms