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.

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

Can’t access an article? The library can help! View our instructional video.

  • Melvyl: search the catalog, then use the Request Button button .
  • Databases: click on the UCD-eLinks  button and then click on the “Interlibrary Request” under Additional Services.

Request an item using Blank Request Form

Some items may not be requested via ILL, see “Interlibrary Loan Policies” for more information.

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 (530) 752‑2251
Health Sciences ILL and Weekend ILL Assistance (530) 752‑1978