University Library

Interlibrary Loan

Request an Item

  • Sign in with your StarID and password. If you have trouble signing in, please contact the Circulation desk at 320-308-3083. 
  • For citation type, select a book or article.
  • Fill out as much information as you can. Fields noted with an asterisk (*) are required.
  • If applicable, please write "I am a distance student" in the Comment field and include your current mailing address.
  • Click on Send Request.

Request Items from Other Libraries

The Interlibrary Loan service is generally free to SCSU students, faculty and staff to provide access to books and journal/newspaper articles not found in St. Cloud State collections.

  • Requests take between 2-10+ days to be processed. 
  • Materials may be borrowed from other libraries for periods of 2-4 weeks and may or may not be renewable.
  • Most articles are delivered to you via email.
  • Photocopies of articles may be kept.

Check the Status of Your Requests

Sign into your Library Card with your StarID.

  • If you have trouble logging in, please contact the Circulation desk at 320-308-3083.
  • Click on the Requests link.
  • Click Sign Out at the upper right when you are finished.

Need something today?

If the book or article you need is not available in our collection, check other local libraries.

If another local public or academic library has the book or journal you need, the fastest way to get it is to go to that library. 

See the Policy for Interlibrary Loan Borrowing and Lending for more information. If you have questions, please contact the ILL office at 320-308-2085 or send an e-mail to

This service is offered through MINITEX, a cooperative regional interlibrary loan service, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and University Library.