Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Mason Libraries have cooperative partnerships with universities regionally, within the state, and worldwide to help get you the research and classroom materials that you need. Detailed below is our suite of borrowing services.

Is the item you need on a different Mason campus?

Place an InterCampus Loan request to have it sent to your preferred campus library.

Does Mason not own the item? Try the WRLC!

Check the WRLC Catalog.  If it is available at one of the WRLC Libraries, place a Consortium Loan request.

Can't find the item through Mason or the WRLC? 

Place an Interlibrary Loan request and we'll try to find a library who does. Please consider if you really need the item before placing the request (why).

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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InterCampus Loan (ICL)

Get items delivered from one University Libraries location to another (e.g. from Fenwick to Mercer).
Law Library patrons should use the Law Library's InterCampus Services.

What can I get?

Items located at Fenwick, Gateway, Arlington Campus, Mercer or Mason Law School Libraries.

Average Delivery Time

Books: 2-3 business days
Articles: 2 business days

Consortium Loan Service (CLS)

Get books from the WRLC member libraries - American, Catholic, Gallaudet, George Washington, Georgetown, Howard, Marymount or University of the District of Columbia.

What can I get?

Items not available at the University Libraries, including ones that are checked out, overdue, lost, missing or not owned.

Average Delivery Time

Books: 3 business days
 

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Get items from around the state, country or world. See the FAQs.

What can I get?

Items not available at the University Libraries or the WRLC Libraries, including ones that are checked out, overdue, missing, lost or not owned.  

Average Delivery Time

Books: 5-7 business days
Articles: 3 business days