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InterLibrary Loan: ILL Requests

Navigate through tabs below to learn how to use InterLibrary Loan to request books and articles not available at Ryan Library.

Important Notice

On June 1, 2017, Ryan Library has migrated to a new interlibrary loan system, which should help simplify and speed up the process for obtaining items from participating libraries.

About InterLIbrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is a service that allows current students, faculty, and staff to borrow research materials not available at Ryan Library from institutions that are part of a worldwide sharing community.

Camino is the fastest way to get a book that is not held by Ryan Library. 

The InterLibrary Loan service allows you to borrow books, articles and other materials.

Dissertations and Theses: Many institutions will not lend theses or dissertations. If we are unable to borrow a dissertation from another library, you may be able to buy it from UMI Dissertation Express(via Web, mail or telephone request).

Borrow Books from other San Diego Libraries

PLNU students, faculty, and staff may borrow books from the following local libraries:

  • San Diego Public Library system can be used by any San Diego resident. Central Library is located downtown at 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA, 92101.There are also branch libraries in Pt. Loma and Ocean Beach (hours vary). You will need to sign up for a library card to check out materials.

Requesting Materials from Other Libraries

Use these one of these options when requesting items that are not available at Ryan Library:


  • Only books can be requested from Camino.
  • Books requested via Camino take 2-5 business days.
  • Loan period is 45 days.
  • Books cannot be renewed.
  • Overdue fines will apply.   
  • Books must be picked up from the Point Loma campus.

      InterLibrary Loan

  • Articles, books and other materials can be requested from InterLibrary Loan.
  • Books requested via InterLibrary Loan may take a minumum of 7-10 business days.
  • Loan periods and renewal availability varies depending on the participating libraries.
  • Overdue fines will apply.

Click Here for ILL Request Form

Please select either the article or book form


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