Interlibrary Loan

Last Modified June 24, 2021.

ILL staff are working on site in a limited capacity. Requests for printed works and other physical materials may be made at this time. However please be aware that our ability to successfully fill requests and the turnaround time it takes to receive them will be slower than usual due to continued library closures around the world and our commitment to safety for our patrons and library staff.

ILL with other libraries in the UC system: Patrons can begin requesting items from other UCs on July 30, 2021. through UC Library Search.  Please note that all UC campuses are at different stages of reopening, with various staffing constraints, and not all of the UC libraries will be resuming interlibrary loan at the same time.

ILL with libraries outside of the UC system: Patrons can continue to request items from non-UC libraries through Melvyl until July 26, 2021. There will then be a short break when no requesting of any kind can be made. On July 30, 2021 patrons can resume requesting items from non-UC libraries through UC Library Search.

NOTE: Beginning July 30, 2021 you will use My Library Account through UC Library Search to manage your ILL items from other UCs and My ILL Requests to manage your ILL items from libraries outside of the UC system.

Please email ILL staff at or text us at 949-303-7535 with any questions. We thank you for your understanding and patience.


The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service enables UCI students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials from other libraries that are not available at the UCI Libraries. Before requesting an item through ILL, make sure it is not available at any UCI library by using Library Search. ILL requests can be placed electronically using the methods below.


Request an item:

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Books Melvyl UC-eLinks
Articles UC-eLinks n/a
Videos Melvyl UC-eLinks
Dissertations Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest)* Melvyl
Government documents UC-eLinks n/a


Manage my account using My ILL Requests

Manage my DDS (Document Delivery Service) (UCI faculty, graduate students, and administrators only)

*Connect from off-campus using the VPN  for best results. If full-text dissertation is unavailable use UC-eLinks.

Contact Us

Please include the ILL number of your item when contacting the Interlibrary Loan Department.

Langson Library Interlibrary Loan

Science Library Interlibrary Loan

Grunigen Medical Library (GML) Interlibrary Loan
(714) 456-5581 |

Law Library
(949) 824-7261 |