Borrow From Other Libraries: Interlibrary Loan

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Use UNE Interlibrary Loan to request nearly anything to which the UNE Libraries do not provide access. Articles and chapters will be delivered as PDF files to your UNE Interlibrary Loan account; books can be picked up at the UNE Library location you specify.

How do I log in to UNE Interlibrary Loan?

Log in with your Nor'Easter ID and password (you will need to set up an account before making your first request.) For questions or issues with your Nor’easter ID, please contact UNE’s Information Technology Services.

Who can borrow items through Interlibrary Loan?

UNE students, faculty, staff, and affiliates with a valid Nor’easter ID can borrow through Interlibrary Loan. 

What can I borrow using Interlibrary Loan?
You can request articles, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations, DVDs, CDs, and more. 

Is there anything that can't be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan?

We can’t provide required textbooks through interlibrary loan. Otherwise, it is up to the lending library to decide what they will loan. In general, rare, antique, fragile, or oversize books, as well as multi-volume sets, may not be available. You cannot request more than 5 articles from a single journal title which has been published in the past 5 years; contact our Interlibrary Loan Coordinator Brenda Austin with questions. 

How to place an interlibrary loan request

You will need to set up an Interlibrary loan account the first time you use the system. Select “first time users” and fill out the required personal information to set up your account.

To place a request:

  1. Find the item you want using QuickSearch.
  2. If UNE Library Services doesn’t own or subscribe to an item, or it isn’t currently available, you will see the option to “Request (item) via Interlibrary Loan” on the right. (If no results are found, skip to instructions below.)
  3. Click the "Request (item) via Interlibrary Loan" button to go to Interlibrary Loan and login (select "first time users" if needed).
  4. The system will fill out the required fields for you. Select “Request.”


  1. Go to UNE Interlibrary Loan and log in.
  2. Select the type of item you are requesting (article, book chapter, or book) from under “New Request” on the right.
  3. Enter as much of the item’s information as you can. Fields with a red asterisk are required.
  4. Click on “Submit Request.”

Books will arrive by mail at the library location you select. You will receive an email when books are ready for pick up.

We will deliver articles and book chapters to your Interlibrary Loan account as PDF files under “electronic delivery.” You will receive an email when the file is available.

Does it cost anything?

Borrowing through Interlibrary Loan is free — however, you could receive fines for overdue, unreturned, or damaged materials. 

How quickly will I get my items?

Article and book chapter requests generally take 1–2 business days. Books generally arrive in 5–14 business days.

How long can I keep things?

You can access articles and book chapters through your Interlibrary Loan account for 30 days; if you need these longer, you can download or print a copy.

You can borrow Interlibrary Loan books for 6 weeks. You can request a renewal, but it is up to the lending library to decide if they will extend your loan.

To renew:
1. Log into your ILLiad account and click on “Checked Out Items” from the menu on the left.
2. Click on the transaction number of the item you want to renew.
3. Click on “request renewal” on the top of the item record.
4. You will see a new due date listed under “Tracking” at the bottom of the page.

Questions or problems with Interlibrary Loan?

Contact Brenda Austin, Interlibrary Loan Coordinator at (207) 602-2386 or

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