UCSB faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students with valid UCSB Library accounts can place Interlibrary Loan requests for materials not held by the UCSB Library.

The fastest and most accurate method to request items from other libraries is to use UC Library Search to search for the materials you need. In a catalog record, under "How to get it," choose "Request through Interlibrary Loan." You may also place requests through WorldCat or the Articles Indexes and Databases, using the "Get it at UC" links.

If you already have a citation, you can use the UC Library Search Citation Linker

For non-standard requests, or if you are experiencing technical difficulties, you may want to use the ILL Manual Request form.

Requests for Book Chapters should be made using the Article request form. Fill in the chapter title under Article Title and the book title under Journal Title, add NA to the volume field. Fill in other fields as appropriate.

To view requests that you've already placed:

  • Log into My Library Account to view items requested/borrowed from other UC Libraries (use your UCSB NetID and password)
  • Log into My ILL Requests to view items requested/borrowed from libraries outside the UC system (use your Library Card/Account Number - this is the number on your Access card that begins with “21205.” For employees, this should be 21205 followed by your UCPath Employee ID number)

*If you have tried these account numbers and are unable to login, please contact Interlibrary Loan by emailing library-ill@ucsb.edu or calling (805) 893-3436. 

If UCSB Owns the Item

You may place a request for an item that the UCSB Library owns if our copy is checked out or if it is declared lost or missing using the blank ILL request form. If you cannot find a UCSB owned item in the Library, please check with the Library Services Desk.

Special Research Collections Material: you may submit an ILL request to borrow, if available, a circulating copy from another library of an item held in UCSB Special Research Collections.

Reserve Materials: Faculty, Graduates, and Staff only may submit ILL requests for materials that are on Course Reserve.