Interlibrary Loan obtains materials or copies of materials that are not available at UC Davis from other libraries within the UC system or from libraries throughout the world. Interlibrary loan is available to UC faculty, staff, and students. Undergraduates and non-research staff may be required to pay charges for items not owned by UC or affiliated libraries. There are significant costs associated with an interlibrary loan. The ILL service supports university research, teaching, coursework, and patient care for UC Davis faculty, staff, and students. Requests for recreational materials should be placed through your public library.

Request a Book or Article

Request an item directly from the UC-wide Melvyl Catalog or a database

  • Melvyl: search the catalog, then use the [Request] ( service.
  • Article Indexes and Databases: search the index, then use UC-eLinks (

Request an item using Blank Request Forms

All of these Request Forms require a library account. For Aggiecard holders, your account number is the 14 digit barcode or 9 digit student or employee ID number on your Aggiecard. If you have any trouble with your library account please contact library circulation at (530) 752‑8792.

Use these online forms to place requests when you have a complete citation. For help with incomplete citations, use the Subject Guides to select an article index to search or ask for research assistance at a reference desk.

View Your Active ILL Requests

Contact Interlibrary Loan Services

Shields Library and the Physical Sciences & Engineering Library
Phone: (530) 752‑2251
Carlson Health Sciences Library
Phone: (530) 752‑6379
Blaisdell Medical Library
Phone: (916) 734‑3529