Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community dedicated to teaching and learning, scholarship and service, truth and justice, as inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the social teaching of the Church, and the principles of wisdom in the Rule of St. Benedict.
Benedictine University aspires to be a thought leader in Catholic higher education. We seek to provide a transformative and integrative educational experience grounded in Benedictine values, helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.
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.
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.