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InterLibrary Loan Department

FAU Interlibrary Loan Department

ILL Quick Information

Interlibrary Loan Hours
 Mon. - Fri. 8am -5pm

ILL materials may be picked up and returned at the
Circulation Desk anytime the Library is open.

Contact Us

Florida Atlantic University
ILL Department
Building LY 3, Rm 214
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431 

Building LY 3, Rm 214  - 2nd Floor West
Boca Campus

Interlibrary Loan Office Phone:
(561) 297-0563

Interlibrary Loan Office Fax:
(561) 297-2232

Delivery of materials usually takes:

articles - 2 or more days
books - 7 or more days
Rare & hard-to-find materials
may take longer

Distance Learners

The FAU Library Interlibrary Loan Department is committed to supporting the research of FAU online Distance Learners. If you have a question about a specific request, or need clarification about services, please contact our office.

  • Only students taking all online classes are considered Distance Learners
  • FAU Distance learners need a valid Owl Card which serves as your library card
  • To obtain materials not available electronically, Distance Learners should create an ILLiad account
  • Be sure to pick Distance Learner as your status
  • FAU will mail FAU-owned books to the address you specify. You are responsible for return postage
  • Articles are delivered to your ILLiad account
  • We can order articles not owned by FAU. For books not owned by FAU, please use your local library's interlibrary loan department.


Document Delivery
Interlibrary Loan

FAU-owned articles and book chapters are scanned for electronic delivery through the ILLiad system. FAU-owned books are checked out to your library account and delivered by mail to your home address.

Articles are located and requested from U.S. and some international libraries. Articles are delivered electronically through the ILLiad system, FAU-owned books are delivered by mail to your home address. For books FAU does not own, please use your local library's Interlibrary Loan Department.

You are responsible for return postage of books FAU tries to obtain articles and books for free. We do subsidize $12 for graduate students and $25 for faculty
Delivery Time
Articles: 24 hours - 2 weeks, depending on availability

Books: 7 days - 2 weeks, depending on availability

Articles: 2 days - 2 weeks, depending on availability

Books: 1-3 weeks, depending on availability

Book Loan Period
Standard checkout. Books are checked out to your FAU library account Typically 2-3 weeks (set by the lending library)
Renewals FAU-owned books requested through Document Delivery may be renewed by logging into your library account. One, at the discretion of the lending library (typically 2 weeks). Choose the “Request Renewal” tab within ILLiad.

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