Kathryn A. Martin Library

Guidelines for Use


Undergraduate Students

Currently enrolled Undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota Duluth may use interlibrary loan services to access collections within the Minitex Network.

Graduate Students

Currently enrolled Graduate students at the University of Minnesota Duluth may use interlibrary loan services. Graduate students who are not currently enrolled but who are completing their thesis or UMD course work need to make special arrangements.


Current Faculty, visiting Faculty and Faculty Emeriti at the University of Minnesota Duluth may use interlibrary loan services.


Current staff at the University of Minnesota Duluth may use interlibrary loan services.

Not Eligible

Patrons with UMD Library Courtesy Cards (high school, area faculty, community residents, summer residents) and all others are NOT eligible for interlibrary loan services. Please contact your local public library about their services.

Pharmacy and Medicine Faculty, Staff and Students

Interlibrary loan is provided by BioMedical Library on the Twin Cities Campus.


Making Requests

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Tips for expediting your request

Check the Library first

Library Catalog
E-Journal Locator


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Ordinarily, we are not able to obtain the following types of materials:

Receiving Materials

Interlibrary Loan cannot guarantee specific turnaround time. Most of our requested material arrives within approximately two weeks.

Article/chapter requests (photocopies) will be e-mailed to the address you supply.

Books can be picked up at the Library Circulation Desk. You will receive an e-mail message stating when you can pick up your books.

If you live more than fifty miles from the UMD campus, you may be eligible to have materials shipped to you.  Register for this service by filling out the online form at UMD Library Distance Education Services.

Faculty who need to use video recordings on a specific date can access the collections of the Learning Resources Center on the Twin Cities campus.  Check the catalog for the U of M Libraries and then make a Classroom Booking Request.

Loan Periods

Journal articles and book chapters are yours to keep.

Loans of books, theses, audiovisual items, media items, etc. are due by the date indicated on the book wrapper that is attached to the front of the material.

Loan periods are set by the lending library.

Interlibrary Loan materials are subject to all applicable UMD Library circulation policies.

Overdue, unreturned, lost, or damaged ILL items will affect your library borrowing privileges. 726-8585 or e-mail umdill@d.umn.edu.


Renewals can be requested, but are not granted instantly. Renewals are approved by the lending library, not by the Library. Submit your renewal several days before the due date by Loggin into ILLiad and choosing "Renew" on the left-hand side.

If your renewal is denied, return the item and submit a new request. See ore detailson how to submit a renewal request.

If you have any questions, contact ILL at umdill@d.umn.edu or 218-726-6628.

Overdue, Lost or Damaged Materials

Materials returned past the due date will be subject to the usual fines.

Unreturned ILL items will affect your library borrowing privileges.

You will be charged replacement costs and processing fees for lost, damaged, or unreturned items. Replacements costs are set by the lending library.

Please notify ILL immediately if the material is lost or damaged. Notify ILL at umdill@d.umn.edu or 218-726-6628.


Faculty may place on electronic reserve selected chapters from a book or articles from a journal you received through ILL, but not the entire volume or book. Interlibrary loan materials are lent with the understanding that they will be used by one person for a limited time.

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