Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

interlibrary loan materials awaiting pickup

The Interlibrary Loan service allows UCSB students, faculty, and staff to borrow from other libraries if items are not available at the UCSB Library.  Community patrons and UC alumni are not eligible for UCSB ILL services with the exception of borrowing government documents owned by the UCSB Library (i.e. listed in the UCSB Catalog) that are currently "Unavailable" for the duration of the UCSB Library Renovation project.

The UCSB Library subscribes to the National Interlibrary Loan Code of the American Library Association as well as to regional agreements, and adheres strictly to copyright law. 

Interlibrary Loan related inquiries can be directed to 805-893-3436 or library-ill [at] ucsb [dot] edu. Holidays aside, in person service with ILL staff is available at the UCSB Library Circulation Desk Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.