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Interlibrary Loan

Request Books


  • Use I-Share to find books not owned by Benedictine University Library.
  • 3 to 7 day delivery
  • Typical loan period: 28 days (up to 3 renewals)
  • Books not picked up within 2 weeks will be returned
  • More information about I-Share

Request Articles


  • Use ILLiad to request articles not owned by Benedictine University Library and books not available in I-Share.
  • 3 to 5 day delivery
  • Articles are accessible 5 times or for 15 days
  • More information about ILLiad

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is the loaning of items between libraries. ILL allows you to request books or articles that you can't find in the Benedictine University Library collection. We can almost always get you what you need at no cost to you.

General Information

  • Check the Benedictine University Library catalog to see if we own the item you need.
  • If we don't own the item, request books and DVDs from other Illinois libraries via I-Share or request articles via ILLiad
  • Approved borrowers include:
    • Current Benedictine students
    • Benedictine faculty and staff
    • Monks of St. Procopius Abbey
    • Sisters of Sacred Heart Convent
  • Requests are filled as quickly as possible. Items are subject to availability.
  • The Library does not ship items internationally.
  • Email notification when the requested item is available.
  • If your request hasn't been filled within 10 days, contact the Interlibrary Loan Department.
  • Use your BenCard to check out eligible materials in person at any I-Share institution.


Interlibrary Loan Department
(630) 829-6056

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5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
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