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Interlibrary Services

Interlibrary Services has Moved!

In early May ILS moved to a temporary location on the 2nd Floor while construction begins on our permanent location on the 3rd Floor

We no longer have a public access point. 

This will be hard for us but we will do all we can to work with you on your ILS needs.

Please return all ILS loans to the staff at the 2nd Floor Public Service desk.

[Do Not Return ILS Books to branches or into book drops!]

Contact us by email at or by phone at 865-974-4240

Kathleen, Alan, Nicole, Niloo


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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