Falvey Memorial Library lends and borrows materials in conjunction with libraries around the world. Interlibrary loan (ILL) refers to the loan of material from another library or the delivery of a print or electronic document from another library. Interlibrary loan services are free of charge to all Villanova students, faculty, and staff.

articles 

Before placing ILL requests for articles or book chapters, Villanova users should check Falvey Library's online library catalog and Journal Finder to determine if Falvey Library already provides access to the material. 

If Falvey Library does not have access to the item, you may place an ILL request for an electronic copy of the article or book chapter following the steps below. 

books & Other items 

Before placing ILL requests for books, DVDs, CDs, microfilm, or other materials, Villanova users should check Falvey's online library catalog to determine if the library owns the material.

If Falvey Library does not own the item or if the item is currently unavailable, please search the E-ZBorrow catalog for the item. If the item is unavailable through E-ZBorrow, you may place an ILL request for the item following the steps below. 

How to place an ILL request 

with "find it" or "get a scan" buttons 

  1. After clicking the FIND IT or GET A SCAN button, you will be redirected to the ILL login page. Enter your Villanova username and password and click Logon to ILLiad
    1. If this is your first time logging in, you will be redirected to an "Account Creation" page. Please fill out the information on this page and submit your information. You will be redirected to log in again. 
  2. Once you have been logged in, the ILL request form should appear with pre-filled information about the item you wish to request. Review the information and fill in the Not Needed After field. 
  3. Click Submit at the bottom of the screen. A confirmation message will appear with the Transaction Number for your ILL request. 

all other requests 

  1. Visit the ILLiad website and log into your ILL account with your Villanova username and password.
    1. If this is your first time logging in, you will be redirected to an "Account Creation" page. Please fill out the information on this page and submit your information. You will be redirected to log in again. 
  2. Depending on the item you wish to request, click either Article/Chapter or Book on the left side of the screen under New Request
  3. Fill in the required fields with the relevant information. Be sure to include a date in the Not Needed After field. 
  4. Click Submit at the bottom of the screen. A confirmation message will appear with the Transaction Number for your ILL request. 

Users are notified by email about the status of their interlibrary loan request.  Patrons can retrieve requested materials at the Falvey Library Service Desk by presenting their valid Villanova University Wildcard.

Request limits 

Depending on the volume of requests received each day, the Interlibrary Loan staff will process as many requests as possible as time allows. 

Loan periods and renewals

Most books received through interlibrary loan have varying due dates.  Loan instructions are provided with each item.  Loan periods, renewal periods, and any restrictions on the use of loaned material are at the discretion of the lending library. 

Contact the Interlibrary Loan Office in advance of the due date to inquire about the renewal of the material.  Interlibrary loan materials should be returned to Falvey Library on or before the due date to ensure continued good relations with the lending library.

contact information

Email: ill@villanova.edu 
Phone: 610-519-4274 or 610-519-5215

Interlibrary Loan staff members are available, Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM.