Interlibrary Loan obtains materials that are not available at UC Davis from UC system libraries or from libraries throughout the world.  The ILL service supports university research, teaching, coursework, and patient care for UC Davis faculty, staff, and students.

The ILL service also fulfills material requests for worldwide libraries from the UC Davis Library collection.

Need an article?

  • Search your favorite Database to find an article. Many articles may be viewed online. If your article isn’t available online, order it via Interlibrary Loan. Click  the UCD-eLinks  button and then click on the “Interlibrary Request” link under Additional Services.
  • Can’t access an article? The library can help! View our Quick Guide or instructional video below to get started.

Need a book, journal, DVD, or something else?

  • Search Melvyl, the UC-wide library catalog, then use the Request Button button.

Still can’t find what you’re looking for?

The ILL service is responsible for obtaining material from other libraries or regional library facilities for UC Davis affiliates, as well as for responding to requests for material from other libraries. To obtain material in the UC Davis Library’s collection, see Accessing Resources. To request scans of articles and book chapters at UC Davis, refer to our Document Delivery Services.

UC Davis Faculty, Staff, and Students Interlibrary Loan is a Free service.
Current UC Davis Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students working at remote sites outside the Davis/Sacramento area Free service. See Services for Users at Remote Sites
Other Libraries Lending for Carlson and Blaisdell Libraries

Lending for Shields and PSE Libraries

All Others See Document Delivery Service

The My ILL Requests website shows details of your Shields and PSE Library ILL transactions, both in-process and received.  This is the best way to renew currently checked out ILL books. Our Health Sciences ILL transactions are not visible in this system.  To check on Carlson and Blaisdell ILL requests, please use the contact information below.

Shields and PSE ILL Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (530) 752‑2251
Health Sciences ILL Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (530) 752‑1978
Evening and Weekend ILL
(All Disciplines)
Monday-Thursday 5pm-9:30pm
Saturday 12pm-5pm
Sunday 10am-5pm
(530) 752‑1978