The Library will be able to deliver items and process requests through December 18th. At that point, we will pause these services until January 4th. Requests that come in close to December 18th may not be processed until the New Year.
There are several ways to request materials from other libraries:
Please use only a valid University of California email address when placing an ILL request (ex. @ucmerced.edu). No other email addresses will be accepted.
Books are available for pick up at the second floor Services Desk. Faculty can email firstname.lastname@example.org if they would like ILL materials delivered to their campus mailbox.
Electronic articles are accessed through My ILL Requests.
NOTE: You must be on campus or logged in with the VPN from off campus in order to access your article.
ILL items that have already been delivered to campus will be available to be picked up via contact-free Curbside Pickup.
ILL items that have already been delivered to campus can be forwarded to you at home via Residential Delivery.
Due to current health considerations, appointments to view ILL materials in the library are currently unavailable. Please email email@example.com if you have questions.
Some ILL items are deemed Library Use Only due to format type or fragile condition. An ILL notification will be sent to patrons if they request Library Use Only material. Patrons may view these items by scheduling an appointment with InterLibrary Loan staff here: https://libcal.ucmerced.edu/appointments/?g=2225
ILL materials do not belong to the UC Merced Library. A lending library may recall their material at any time for the use of their patrons' research or for their library reserves.
If your ILL book is recalled, please return it to the second floor Services Desk as soon as possible. Failure to return recalled items has resulted in an instutional suspension of borrowing privilages from other libraries.
Return ILL materials to the return box near the second floor Services Desk or the outside book slot near the College Bookstore entrance.
Faculty and staff who work at Promenade, Mondo, Castle, etc. can return ILL materials through campus mail services.
For Interlibrary Loan to better to assist you with your research projects, please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please let us know if your project takes a new direction so we can cancel requests before materials are shipped.
Digitization requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Requests to digitize ILL materials can be forwarded to email@example.com.