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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.