Resource Sharing/Interlibrary Services (ILS)

11/5/2020 – Thank you all for getting your older loans back in.  We have resumed sending out overdue notices, so on new requests, please note the due dates and make plans to get them back before then.

Please Note – We will be quarantining returned material for several days before checking them in, so they will remain on your account until then. 

If you are teaching or attending classes virtually away from Knoxville or are needing to stay away from campus, please contact us about a way to ship your materials back to us. Many other libraries are beginning to open and will expect their books back soon.

Please contact us if you have questions.

Kathleen, ILS

Resource Sharing/Interlibrary Services serves UT Knoxville faculty, staff, and students by locating and delivering material not available at the University Libraries.

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Place and track ILS orders.

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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

  • Always verify that we do not own the needed item by searching 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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