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Interlibrary Services

We serve UT Knoxville faculty, staff, and students by locating and delivering material not available at the University Libraries.

Please be aware of these two important policies:

No Textbooks – ILS cannot serve as a replacement for purchasing your course textbooks. Requests for titles on the current textbook list will be cancelled. If you find acquiring any course text difficult, inform your instructor and request placement of course materials into our Reserve Collection.

No Repeat Loans – ILS provides short-term loans (2-4 weeks average). Do not reorder the same item multiple times. If you need a book longer than a typical interlibrary loan and one renewal provides, consider recommending the item for library purchase.


Tips for Faster Service

  • Carefully search for your citation in the UT Library Catalog.
  • Make sure your citations are as accurate as possible, including authors, titles, and ISSN’s or ISBN’s when available.

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