125 W. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA 52242
Hours (may vary with holidays)
Monday – Friday:
9:00AM – 5:00PM
OCLC Symbol: NUI
SILO Symbol: OVUX522
NUC Symbol: IaU
Phone Requests: Not Accepted
Other Interlibrary Loan Offices
These University of Iowa Libraries maintain separate Interlibrary Loan offices:
The University of Iowa Main Library Interlibrary Loan Department provides loans and photocopies of materials located in the Main Library and the branch libraries for libraries and institutions. Individuals should contact their public, academic, or corporate library with which they are affiliated to make a request.
Acceptable Methods for Submission of Interlibrary Loan requests:
Requests may be sent by OCLC, SILO, or Online Request Form located at https://uiowa.illiad.oclc.org/lending/lendinglogon.html (please call 319-335-5917 or email at email@example.com for username and password)
We lend items for 6 weeks, bound periodicals for 2 weeks with no renewal, videos and sound recordings for 2 weeks with no renewal. Renewals are available on a case by case basis.
Photocopies are provided if the article is less than 50 pages . Photocopies are sent via Odyssey, Article Exchange, PDF, mail, fax, or air mail.
Special Collections, Reference materials.
Microfilm and Multi-Volume Sets
Limit of 6 reels or volumes per request.
Dissertations and Theses
Dissertations and theses are available for loan if a circulating copy is available . Post-1954 dissertations may be purchased from University Microfilms, Inc. (UMI) by calling 1-800-521-3042 or from the UMI Website. We will provide a photocopy only if not available through UMI and with author’s permission.
Will lend if a circulating copy is available.
Videos & Sound Recordings
Video & sound recordings are lent to U.S. libraries for a 2-week loan with no renewals.
Bound & unbound periodicals are lent on a case by case basis.
Will lend only to Big Ten Academic Alliance libraries as a last resort on a case-by-case basis. We will scan portions if the condition of the item allows.
Handled on a case by case basis. Items owned in a branch library may take an additional 24 hours for delivery.
Charges and Billing Policy
|Type of Library||Loans||Copies||Fax Surcharge||Photocopy of Iowa, U.S., and U.N. Government Publications||Loan of Iowa, US, and UN Government Publications|
|Iowa Public Libraries||Free||Free||Free||Free||Free|
|Iowa College/University Libraries||Free||Free||Free||Free||Free|
|Iowa School Libraries||Free||Free||Free||Free||Free|
|For Profit Libraries in Iowa||$10.00 IFM or invoice; $11.00 EFTS||$10.00 IFM or invoice; $11.00 EFTS||$3.00||$10.00 IFM or invoice; $11.00 EFTS||Free|
|US and Canada Libraries||$15.00 IFM or invoice; $11.00 EFTS||$15.00 IFM or invoice; $11.00 EFTS||$3.00||$15.00 IFM or invoice; $11.00 EFTS||Free|
|International Libraries||$20.00 (IFM only)||$20.00 IFM or invoice, 2 full IFLA voucher||$3.00||$20.00 IFM or invoice, 2 full IFLA voucher||$20.00 (IFM only)|
Please contact the Interlibrary Loan department directly for the replacement cost of lost material.
Billing & Payment Methods
We are now accepting online credit card payments. Click here to pay ILL bill by credit card.
We also accept IFM payment for OCLC requests. Monthly statements are sent by the University of Iowa Business Office. We accept IFLA vouchers. Please do not send payment until you receive an invoice.
Please direct any questions about an invoice you have received to Cheryl Doehrmann at 319-384-0592 or firstname.lastname@example.org.