Interlibrary Loan

ILL Requests

The Darling Library provides all current students, Faculty, and Staff access to our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. Utilizing ILL allows us to borrow books from other libraries on behalf of our patrons.

Initiate an Interlibrary Loan request by doing one of the following:

  1. Search our catalog and click on the "Request item through Interlibrary Loan" button for titles not currently held by our library.
  2. Fill out the online ILL request form.
  3. Or utilize one of the various electronic ILL request that can be accessed when using FirstSearch and other research databases.

Note: The average turnaround time for most transactions is two weeks.

For more information, contact the Interlibrary Loan office at 714-879-3901 x1223 or email library_ill@hiu.edu. You can also visit our ILL LibGuide for more details on how to use ILL services.



Using Other Libraries

The Darling Library has relationships with other libraries in the area through agreements and consortia memberships. The following is an abbreviated list of the schools and libraries who allow visiting patrons from our university.

  1. California State University Fullerton (CSUF)
    Students and faculty may check books out at CSUF by requesting an authorization letter at the Darling Library circulation desk and providing it and your ID card to CSUF Pollack Library's staff.
  2. Southern California Theological Library Association (SCATLA)
    Check with the library for authorization and a list of participating libraries.
  3. Inland Empire Academic Libraries Cooperative (IEALC)
    Check with the library for authorization and a list of participating libraries.