Interlibrary Loan

To obtain a book, article, or other material which is not available from the UGA libraries, try our  Interlibrary Loan program.

Participating libraries generally do not lend periodicals, newspapers, microforms, reference materials, rare books, reserve materials, or multi-volume or looseleaf materials. But articles, and even chapters or other discrete portions of larger works, may be available with an appropriate citation or other specific indentifying information. 

The lending library determines the loan period for materials. Mailed items are usually sent book rate, allow 2 weeks for them to arrive. 

Request an Interlibrary Loan
To order material through Interlibrary Loan, please use the form available through GAVEL or get in touch with one of the Reference Librarians.

Necessary Information
When requesting material by phone or e-mail, please be sure to supply as much of the following information as possible:

Books, Theses, Dissertations:

  • Author
  • Title
  • Place of Publication
  • Date
  • Is this the only acceptable version/edition?


Articles: (Please note the copyright warning below)

  • Periodical title
  • Volume
  • Issue
  • Year of publication
  • Pages requested
  • Article author(s)
  • Article title


COPYRIGHT LAW of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of fair use, that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.