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Library Orientation Guide for Students (Spring 2021)

Spring 2021 Updates

Not all libraries are operating fully and may not be lending print materials.  If the material you are looking for is not available via Interlibrary Loan, please contact a librarian for assistance.  

Contact ILL Department

Contact Us:

Interlibrary Loan: 508-910-6951

Library Fourth Floor, 411B

Send Email

Need Help Finding Material?

Check with a reference librarian to see if we own the material you are looking for, or if you should request it through Interlibrary Loan.  Contact a librarian through online chat or phone (508-999-8678). 

Interlibrary Loan

Our Interlibrary Loan department can help you obtain articles and books from other libraries*. That means if you need something we don't have access to here at UMass Dartmouth, you can still get it. 

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NOTICE: Sorry, textbooks and other loanable material (DVDs, CDs, etc.) required for UMass Dartmouth classes that are available for sale at the campus store may not be requested through Interlibrary Loan.


Interlibrary Loan adheres to UMass Dartmouth Library policy regarding overdue circulating material. There will be a 25 cents per day fine on overdue items. Material recalled by the lending library, and material beyond three overdue notices (automatically recalled) will incur a $1/day fee.  Please be sure to return your item prior to the due date. Remember: Inter-library materials are not semester loans, regardless of UMD status, and are the property of another institution. If an extension of the loan is required, that decision is at the discretion of the lending library. Renewal requests must be submitted 1 week prior to the due date. Please request your renewals by Sending Email to ILL department. You will be notified if the renewal has been granted (along with a new due date) or denied, as soon as the lending library makes a decision.

Request a Book Through ILL

If you need a book we don't own, you may request it through Interlibrary Loan.  Keep in mind we cannot request textbooks or required reading for classes.  

Books may take 1-2+ weeks to arrive, so make sure to order them early!  

Request an Article Through ILL

Get ARTICLES from Other Libraries:

Articles requested generally arrive very quickly...within a few days for most, but make sure to give yourself enough time if you need it for an assignment!