Borrowing from Other Libraries

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With the WorldCat Discovery tool, patrons find books and articles – including many that are not owned by the Darling Library of Hope International University. The Library allows eligible patrons (current HIU students, faculty, and staff) to borrow books and journal articles from other libraries when possible.

Patrons must first set up My Library Account and be signed in to enable this option.

Using Interlibrary Loan

Want a book to come to you?

Request an Interlibrary Loan 

This webform has been discontinued. Please request materials through the library catalog:

Through the Interlibrary Loan service the Darling Library borrows books and journal articles from other libraries network on behalf of our eligible patrons.

Patrons may initiate an Interlibrary Loan request by doing one of the following:

  1. From WorldCat Discovery click on the Request item through Interlibrary Loan button, which appears for items not held by our library. Patrons must be signed into My Library Account.
  2. Fill out the Library’s online ILL request form.
  3. Utilize the ILL request forms available in some of our research databases.

The Darling Library staff will process the request within one business day. Patrons will be notified by email whether a library is willing to lend the item to us. The average turnaround time for most books to be processed and received via USPS is two weeks. Articles are usually received within a few days. Once an item has been received in the Darling Library, the patron will be notified via email that the item is on HOLD for them. Articles will be emailed to the patron.

Most lending libraries agree to a 30-day Interlibrary loan period for books with one renewal upon request. To request a renewal for an Interlibrary loan item, please email Journal articles do not need to be returned.

For more information, contact the Interlibrary Loan office at 714-879-3901, x1223 or email

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Using Other Libraries

Want to use another library?

The Darling Library has relationships with other libraries in the area through agreements and consortia memberships. The following is a list of the libraries that extend borrowing privileges to visiting patrons from our university.

  • California State University Fullerton (CSUF)
    Eligible HIU patrons (current students, staff and faculty) in good standing with the Darling Library may check books out at the Pollack Library at Cal State Fullerton. HIU patrons must first obtain an authorization letter from the Darling Library to present with their HIU University ID card to the CSUF Library Circulation Desk. Borrowing privileges are extended for one semester at a time. A new authorization letter is required for each semester. Eligible HIU patrons include Dongseo University (DSU) students who are currently in WMS and in good standing in the Darling Library. Borrowing privileges for DSU students are extended to one week prior to HIU finals.
  • Southern California Theological Library Association (SCATLA)
    SCATLA is a library cooperative of graduate seminaries and universities and colleges with graduate programs in theology or religion. HIU graduate students and faculty may see a Darling Librarian to apply for a SCATLA card to use a participating SCATLA library.
  • Inland Empire Academic Libraries Cooperative (IEALC)
    The IEALC provides reciprocal library borrowing privileges to currently registered students of the participating institutions. Eligible HIU patrons may request an authorization card to use at an IEALC member library from the Library Services Manager or a Librarian. Please visit the IEALC section of our Patron Handbook.
  • Association of Christian Librarians (ACL)

    Hope participates in the Association of Christian Librarians Reciprocal Borrowing Program.This is a voluntary program whereby participating ACL institutions extend in-person borrowing privileges to authorized patrons from other ACL institutions. Patrons, including faculty, students, and staff, have reciprocal access to the physical collections of participating Christian institutions.

    This access is especially valuable for online students who may not live near their home institution.

  • American Theological Library Association (ATLA)

    Hope participates in the American Theological Library Association Reciprocal Borrowing Program. Atla is an association of graduate seminaries and university graduate level programs in ministry, Biblical Studies, religion, and theology in North America. NOTE: This program is for online graduate students in the areas of Religious Studies, Biblical Studies, and Ministry at participating Atla member institutions throughout the U.S. and Canada.