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Interlibrary Loan

How To Request

There are many ways to request items through Interlibrary Loan.

  • Use the ILL Request Form on this webpage.
  • Find your item in our library catalog or databases and place a request via the linking provided there. 
  • Make a request by email or by calling 904-256-7275.

A JU email address and JU ID number are required to process ILL requests. Any correspondence with the ILL department or delivery of electronic materials will be sent to your JU email. 

Requesting While Searching

Requesting through the Library Catalog:

Start your search in our general Library catalog ("Search Swisher" tab).

Screenshot of the library's catalog search box on the homepage.

When you are searching through the Library Catalog, you can choose to search holdings from other libraries by unselecting the "Available in Library Collection" box under the Limit To header.

Image of a general library catalog search, with a box around the filter option for Available in Library Collection.

When you find an item you like, use the link below the item to request through interlibrary loan. 

An image of an item details page in the library catalog, with a box around the Request through Interlibrary Loan link.

This will take you to the ILL request form, which sends an automated email to the ILL department for processing.

Requesting through WorldCat (a worldwide library catalog search):

Start your search using the "Search Worldwide" tab.

A screenshot of the library's search box to search worldwide.

When you are searching through WorldCat, your default search will be "Search Libraries Worldwide." When you find an item you like, select the item's title. Once the item opens, you will see a button to request the item from another library.

A screenshot of the request this item from another library button in a worldwide search.

This will take you to the ILL request form, which sends an automated email to the ILL department for processing.

Requesting through the Databases:

Most, but not all, databases have a built-in option for requesting interlibrary loans.  The common examples are below.  If you cannot find an ILL request option in a database, please use the ILL Request Form or email us.

In EBSCO Databases (ex: Academic Search Complete, CINAHL):

If we own an item through EBSCO,  it will generally show "PDF Full Text" or "HTML Full Text" under the item information.  If ILL is an option for an unowned item, you will see the following link under the item:

Image of Request this Item Through Interlibrary Loan link in Ebsco search results, circled in red.

Clicking on this link will take you directly to an ILL Request Form.

In ProQuest Databases (ex: Nursing & Allied Health, Biological Science Database):

When searching in a ProQuest Database, items we do not have in that database will have the option to check LinkSource for full text options.

An image of a search result in a Proquest Database.  The link for Check LinkSource for Full Text is circled in red.

This link will take you to possible alternative full text options.  If ILL is an option, you will see a link to the ILL Request Form.

An image of Full Text Finder Results, with the interlibrary loan request links circled in red.

In OVID Databases:

While searching in OVID, look for the small, green LinkSource logo.

In the search results:

An image of OVID search results, with the small, green and white LinkSource logo circled in red.

In the item details:

An image of an OVID item details page, with the small Link Source logo circled in red.

This will bring up a pop-up window with links to full text elsewhere, or the link for the ILL Request Form.

An image of the LinkSource pop up window, with the interlibrary loan request links circled in red.