Due to COVID-19, the Main Campus Interlibrary Loan service will be prioritizing electronic access to materials. Electronic books and chapter/article scans will be provided when available. We are unable to borrow hard copy titles at this time. Please consider contacting your academic liaison (https://libraries.uky.edu/Liaisons) to see if the desired title can be purchased in electronic format by UK Libraries or submitting it as an ILL article request. Any additional ILL/DD questions can be directed to ILLBorrowing@uky.edu.
Scanning Policy Changes Due to COVID-19:
As part of the University of Kentucky‘s effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, UK Libraries is fulfilling scanning requests that exceed what might be reasonable under normal circumstances. As explained in the Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research (https://tinyurl.com/tvnty3a), fair use can permit more extensive scanning as part of a legitimate response to a public health emergency such as this one. Note, however, that we must still ensure that our scanning is reasonable in relation to these extraordinary circumstances. Please only request materials when an electronic copy is not available from UK Libraries (and note that UK Libraries may be able to purchase electronic access if it does not currently provide it. Contact your liaison (http://libraries.uky.edu/Liaisons) to see if your needed title can be purchased before submitting a copy request). Please also limit your request to the portions of a given work that are needed for your individual study and research. Scans made during this time may include a special cover page with important information for our users about how to use and dispose of the scan. Finally, note that some publishers and other academic vendors are making resources freely available to institutions affected by COVID-19 closures. Information about which vendors are making these offers is being collected here (http://ukeresources.weebly.com/announcements) and may also be found on the vendors’ websites or social media. Please do not request scans of material that is being made freely available by a vendor unless there is a compelling reason (e.g., the free version lacks important content).
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) attempts to fill gaps in the UK Libraries' collection. If the collection lacks items needed for research, University of Kentucky faculty, emeritus faculty, students, and staff may be able to obtain loans or reproductions of the articles needed for their research. The ILL staff will attempt to obtain the material from another library or document vendor. Three ILL departments are available to help UK Researchers.
ILL Login Links:
- Main Campus ILLiad login
- Medical Center ILLiad login
- Law Library Clio login (for College of Law community only)
Young Library Interlibrary Loan (main campus) serves all colleges and departments except those served by the Medical Center and Law Library ILL departments. Contact our staff for help during these available hours. Please see our Policies page regarding policies and procedures for using the Young Library ILL service.
Medical Center Library Interlibrary Loan serves the Colleges of Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health. Please see the Medical Center Library's Interlibrary Loan page for additional information.
Law Library Interlibrary Loan serves the College of Law. Information on available ILL services there may be located on the Law Library's Interlibrary Loan page.