Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service that helps you obtain materials from other libraries across the globe that are unavailable in the Killam Library.
Interlibrary loan service is available to Texas A&M International University faculty, staff and currently enrolled students both local and distant. Patrons must use their TAMIU credentials to create an account. Items can be picked up with a valid TAMIU ID.
There is no charge to fill ILL requests for materials.
All ILL requests must be submitted online. Before you submit a request, please check WorldCat Discovery to see that the item is not available in our library.
**Students may NOT request textbooks or other texts that are currently being sold in the TAMIU bookstore. All such requests will be canceled by ILL staff. The influx of these requests places an undue burden on our staff as well as our partner lending institutions/libraries.**
The "average" request takes about a week, but your request may take more or less time depending on how long it takes to find a lender to send it to us, what the paperwork processing speed is in the lender's office, how quickly the mail is moving, and other factors.
Loan periods for Interlibrary Loan materials are determined by the lending library. The borrower may request a renewal before the due date by placing a renewal request online through his/her ILL Account. No request for renewal may be made after the original due date has passed. You will see the new date reflected next to the item title in your request list.
Interlibrary loan materials can be picked up at the Circulation Desk. Articles will be delivered electronically to your TAMIU email.
Please return materials to the Circulation Desk when you are finished using them. The ILL attachments or cover sheets should still be attached to the materials. Photocopies of articles do not need to be returned.
Yes. Faculty may designate an authorized user to pick up materials. The designated user must use their valid TAMIU ID. This service is for Faculty ONLY.
Yes. You will receive an email when your items are ready to pick up at the Circulation Desk. If you requested articles, the email will contain instructions on how to retrieve them electronically.
If you have any questions, please call the ILL Office at 956-326-2078 between 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday.
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