Interlibrary Loan

Before you place a request

Please check these sources before using Interlibrary Loan:


How to place a request

To request an item through Interlibrary Loan:

  1. Log into the ILL Express! system.
  2. Once you are in your account, click one of the options under the New Request column (article, book, book chapter, etc.).
  3. Fill in as many fields as possible, then click Submit Request. NOTE: try to ensure the citation information is accurate. If you have the PMID for an article, this makes the process faster.
  4. Once we have located the item you've requested, you will receive an automated email with instructions on retrieving your item.

In accordance with federal copyright law, you must place a separate request for each item you need, even if the journal articles you need are on sequential pages in the same issue. Please read the copyright statement below. Also, Interlibrary Loan Help may answer questions you have about our ILL system. If you still have unanswered questions after reading this information, please contact the ILL staff at 803-216-3212 or



The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.