Interlibrary Loan

Request Books


  • Use I-Share to find books not owned by the BenU Library.
  • 3-7 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 the BenU Library and books not available in I-Share.
  • Articles are delivered electronically to your ILLiad account usually within 48-72 hours of request. Articles are accessible 5 times or for 15 days, whichever comes first.
  • Print books are delivered within 3-5 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 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 BenU Library catalog in BenSearch to see if we own the item you need. If we don't have 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.
  • You will receive email notification when your items are available. When you pick up items, bring your BenCard.
  • If your request hasn't been filled within 10 days, contact the Interlibrary Loan Department.


Interlibrary Loan Department
(630) 829-6056

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