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Interlibrary Loan: Information Delivery Services: Ordering Articles

This guide describes the interlibrary loan services of NIU's library.

Ordering Articles

Before placing a request with the IDS for a journal article, please be sure that you have done the following:

  1. First, see our e-journals page to search for the journal that your article is from.
  2. Next, search for the journal in our online catalog. Just search local holdings. If you find the journal here, double-check the holding information at the bottom of the record to discover whether the library has the journal you need as a hard-copy.
  3. Finally, if you don’t find that NIU owns the journal electronically or as a hard-copy, submit an NIUILLiad request for the article (note: SFX also links to this form).

Problems? Questions? Call the IDS office at 815-753-9842 or email us at illdept@niu.edu.

Please note that all ILL notifications are sent to official NIU email accounts only.