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Yes! You may request these items:

  • Material not owned by the J.F. Drake Memorial LRC.  PLEASE CHECK THE CATALOG  before submitting a request.
  • Material listed as "lost" or “missing” in the Online Catalog.
  • Articles from journals we do not own depending on Copyright Clearance.
  • Conference proceedings
  • Dissertations, though most libraries will NOT honor these requests unless they own a second copy.
  • In accordance with copyright law a separate request must be submitted for each item.
  • NOTE: Many libraries will not honor requests for Books that have been published within the last six (6) to (12) months.

·   Patrons must determine if the LRC has the material before submitting requests by searching the Library Catalog or by using the Worldcat A-Z list, used to find locally held journals.                                                                                                            

     If you have any questions about how to use the library catalog or A-Z service,  please don't hestitate to ask our Reference staff  or call at ext. 4712.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is a fast, usually free, service that allows members of the AAMU Community to request books, articles and other library resources not owned by AAMU libraries.

The Library uses an online system called ILLiad to manage interlibrary loan requests.  ILLiad allows library users to self-manage their requests, including submissions, cancellations and renewals.  Additionally, ILLiad provides for the electronic delivery of article requests.

First-time users will need to register for access to the system.  Click here to create an account

If you have an existing account, click here to login.  

If you have forgotten your password, click on CREATE AN ACCOUNT and then "Forgot password".

For questions or if you need assistance, please contact Research and Information Literacy Services at (256) 372-4712.



Are there any charges?

While we normally are able to retrieve the material for you at no cost, there are times that requests may only be available from libraries that charge for copies and materials loans.  We will contact you BEFORE ordering for your approval of any charges. 

These charges may range from $1.00 to $30.00 per copy or book.

The LRC does NOT pay for the charges incurred for Faculty, Staff or Students.   Invoices must be paid before materials are released.

What will NOT be ordered?


  • Archival Materials
  • Feature films  
  • Microforms
  • Audio materials  
  • Popular television series  
  • Rare or valuable materials
  • Entire Reference books
  • Materials you wish to place on Reserve for a class
  • Whole issues of periodicals
  • Items owned by the Library and temporarily are in use (checked out) or on reserve  
  • Electronic full-text information available through our databases.

Some requests may not be filled due to high demand, copyright restrictions, inability to locate or rarity of item.