Answered By: Rachel Shabalin
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2020     Views: 27

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, physical Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests are currently suspended. ILL returns can be dropped off at the drop box located outside the East Entrance of the TFDL. Please ensure your ILL is returned with its correct paperwork.


An Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is an item obtained for a user from a external institution. UCalgary Students, Faculty, and Staff can request an ILL by completing the Interlibrary Loan Request Form.

Users will receive a notification to their UCalgary email when their ILL is available for pick-up. Physical items can be picked up from the TFDL service desk. Journal articles are sent directly to your UCalgary email. Items are usually loaned for three weeks.

ILLs follow the fair dealing provisions of the Copyright Act and are not intended for distribution beyond the person who requested the copy.

Any questions about the ILL service can be sent to