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 just what it sounds like: 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--all you have to do is ask! 

General Information

  • Before placing a request, check the Benedictine University Library catalog to see if we own the item you need.
  • If we do not own the item, request books and media from other Illinois libraries via I-Share or request articles via ILLiad
  • Requests are taken from approved borrowers (current students, Benedictine faculty and staff, Monks of St. Procopius Abbey and Sisters of Sacred Heart Convent whose library accounts are not suspended for lost items or library fees).
  • Every request is filled as quickly as possible. Items are subject to availability.
  • Email notification when the requested item is available.
  • If your request has not been filled within 10 days contact the Interlibrary Loan Department.
  • You can 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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Kindlon Hall of Learning
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532 | Map
(630) 829-6050
(877) 575-6050 (toll free)


Charles E. Becker Library
1500 N. Fifth St.
Springfield, IL 62702 | Map
(217) 718-5011


(877) 575-6050 (toll free)