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CETPS: Interlibrary Loan

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*ALL Interlibrary Loan services will be suspended starting at 4 PM on Thursday, July 11, 2024 through Tuesday, July 16, 2024.* 

Basic FAQs

Loan Periods and Renewals

Semester loans do not apply to Interlibrary Loan materials. The loan period for ILL books is determined by the lending library, not by the Interlibrary Loan Department at the LRC and will vary by lending library. If you need a book beyond its due dateplease request a renewal at least five days before the book is due. You will be notified of the lending library's response.   

Once an item is extremely overdue it cannot be renewed to defer overdue fines.  Be aware that renewal periods are also determined by the lending library and may be shorter than the length of time you need the item.  You will be billed directly for any charges incurred.

Some lending libraries will not grant renewals for overdue materials. Therefore, it is very important to request renewals prior to the due date. Materials not renewed must be returned promptly.


Interlibrary Loan service is only available for AAMU faculty, staff, and students. Individuals outside of the University community are encouraged to use The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library Interlibrary Loan department.

Interlibrary Loan Registration

Create a New ILL Request

The Research and Information Literacy Services Department provides Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services through OCLC WorldShare/Tipasa. 

You are automatically registered for ILL Services if you are registered as an LRC patron.

 Already Registered? 

You may access the Interlibrary Loan Services from the LRC Homepage or you may follow this direct link: Click Create Requests Here

Log in with your A- number and 4-digit pin as requested, fill out the form as before and you are all set.

No account with the LRC yet?

If you do not have an LRC account yet, use the SELF REGISTRATION link

(Make sure you come by the LRC for identity confirmation as soon as possible so you can submit your ILL requests.)

If you encounter issues, please stop by the Course Reserves or Circulation desks at any time to get your account activated.

Please bring your University ID.

If you’re unable to come to campus, contact the Research and Information Literacy Services department at 256-372-4712 to have your account activated remotely.