Interlibrary Loan Services


To request from other libraries the loan of materials which are unavailable at the University Library. The borrowing of these materials is governed by the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States, revised 2001.

Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The copyright of the United States (Title 17 US Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the Copyright Law.

Conditions of Interlibrary Loan

ELIGIBILITY: The following patrons are entitled to Interlibrary Loan privileges:

  • Currently enrolled CLU Students
  • CLU Full-Time / Part-Time Faculty
  • CLU University Staff and Administration
  • CLU Faculty Emeritus
Unfortunately, we cannot offer Interlibrary Loan services to spouses or family members of eligible CLU patrons, community borrowers, or alumni. However, many public libraries offer these services to the community.


Please verify whether or not the item is available in the Pearson Library Collection BEFORE submitting an Interlibrary Loan request. CLU already offers access to many articles on-line, full text, so please be sure to check our E-Journals page before submitting a request.

ILL Guidelines

Please provide as much information about the item as possible. Incomplete citations will require more time and may not be available by the date you specify.

  • Please do not turn in lists of books, articles, or documents.
  • Although there is no limit to the number of items that can be requested through Interlibrary Loan, please try to prioritize if turning in 10 or more.

Interlibrary Loan on the Web

Submit interlibrary loans online at:

Click on the link pertaining to your request need. You'll find a link for the following request types:

  • Book
  • Book chapter
  • Journal article
  • Thesis / Dissertation
  • Media

Please provide as much information as possible. Complete a separate form for each item requested.

Time Periods


The lending library will establish the loan period. For books, it is usually 3-4 weeks. Renewals are sometimes possible if requested BEFORE the due date.


The waiting period is based on many factors, but we always try to obtain your material as soon as possible. Articles are usually delivered to your CLU email within 1-2 days; books can take about 4-7 days. Please plan your research needs ahead of time so that you have your material before your deadline.


Normally there is no charge for books. Most articles are sent via e-mail in PDF format for no charge. If there are special lending charges, we will contact you.


We have recently added a comprehensive, full-text dissertation database to our collection.

As part of the Interlibrary Loan Services, CLU Pearson Library will also borrow dissertations for patrons if needed. Faculty and Graduate students in the EDD program are exempt from these charges.

Occasionally, due to the unavailability of a dissertation via Interlibrary Loan, CLU Pearson Library may choose to purchase the dissertation at no cost to the patron. The dissertation may then be borrowed as part of our circulating collection.

Individuals who would like to purchase a dissertation for themselves may do so by calling UMI at (800) 521-3042.