Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan provides current UALR students, faculty and staff with access to scholarly materials that Ottenheimer Library does not own.

Request/Renew an Interlibrary Loan

Locate and request materials from other libraries via WorldCat. The WorldCat database contains bibliographic records for over 179 million items available from libraries worldwide.


For assistance with interlibrary loan requests and ILLiad, please contact the library at 501.569.8812 or

Additional Information

Users must register the first time using the interlibrary loan system (ILLiad). Once a request is submitted, the library will locate the needed material at another library and retrieve it for UALR use.

Articles/chapters are generally delivered to requesters electronically.  Books and other physical materials are held for pickup at the first floor desk.

When borrowing materials from another library, the lending library determines the due dates and all other restrictions on the use of the materials. Some materials may be renewed for an additional period and/or recalled by the lending library at any time.

Materials Available via Interlibrary Loan

Articles, books, chapters, CDs, DVDs and other library materials not available within the Ottenheimer Library collection.

Materials Not Available via Interlibrary Loan

  • UALR textbooks
  • Electronic books
  • Materials available for use in Ottenheimer Library
    • Archives/Special Collections
    • Reserve materials
    • Reference books

Delivery Time

Delivery times for interlibrary loan materials vary.  All requests are processed by Ottenheimer Library staff within 24 hours (Monday-Friday). Requested articles are generally available within 3-5 business days. Requested loans (books, CDs, DVDs) are generally available within 7-10 business days.

Fines and Other Charges

The user is responsible for the cost of replacement and/or repair of lost or damaged items.  The lending library determines the charges.

The library follows the guidelines of the Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code) governing the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.