Borrowing from Other Libraries

Use Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Services (ILL/DDS) to request books, articles & more!

The Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Services (ILL/DDS) Department processes requests for books, articles, and other materials from other libraries and from our own collection for UCF faculty, staff, and students. 

Log in to Illiad

Please note that books and media items are now subject to overdue fines.  

To contact ILL/DDS, please visit the Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Services Department page. 

LED (Library Express Delivery) Service.  LED is a delivery service for UCF Faculty and Staff on the main campus and Distance Learners.   

Register for LED 

Please give us until the next business day to process your registration before placing a LED request. 

For information about our Lending services, please visit the Lending to Other Libraries page. 

Requesting Items


Dissertations may be requested on the Book/Media form, available through your Illiad account

Before requesting a dissertation through ILL/DDS, you should first check the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database, which contains the full-text, downloadable PDF for most dissertations published in the United States since 1997.  This database can be found within the Databases page of the UCF Libraries website. 


Requesting textbooks through Interlibrary Loan is not recommended.  In most cases, the textbook cannot be kept for the entire semester.   

Electronic Books 

Most e-books are licensed to the libraries/institutions that purchased them and are not available via interlibrary loan. 

Item Arrival

Picking Up Your Items 

The pickup location you choose will notify you through your UCF email when the item is available for pick up.  Items are held for seven days. Any materials not picked up will be returned to the lending library.  

Articles & Book Chapters 

After receiving an e-mail notification that the article/chapter you requested is available: 

  1. Log in to your ILLiad account. 
  1. Locate Electronically Received Articles
  1. Find the article you want to view in the list and click View

PDFs will only remain in your ILLiad account for 30 days. 


Articles and book chapters owned by other libraries usually take 3-5 days to arrive. Those available from the John C. Hitt Library usually take up to 48 hours to process and made available for the users via their ILLiad account. 

Books owned by other libraries usually take 7-10 days to arrive. 

Library Express Delivery (LED) Service

Faculty and Staff:

This service checks out and delivers library materials to your designated department office pickup location.  Deliveries are made during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, and most items are delivered to the LED mail tub located in your department office within the next business day.   

The LED mail tub is for delivery only, not returns. Books may be returned to the circulation desk or one of the library book return receptacles located at the new entrance of the John C. Hitt Library, and in the parking lot between Millican Hall and Phillips Hall. 

Distance Learners:

This service is for currently enrolled UCF students taking only online courses or UCF Faculty and students at Connect campuses, as well as Retired UCF Faculty. Materials are checked out and mailed to your home on the next business day.   

Items may be returned to any of the UCF Libraries or mailed back to the Interlibrary Loan Department.  (You must pay for postage.) 

Please contact us if your address changes during the semester.  Updating your address in myUCF does not update your home mailing address in LED.   

You will need to re-register for LED every semester so we can verify eligibility and ensure that we have your correct mailing address. 

Note:  Distance learners residing outside of Florida cannot borrow physical items owned by other libraries through Interlibrary Loan.  Please use your local library for assistance. 

Requesting items via LED

You must be registered for LED to use this service.   

Choose Distance Learners/Office Delivery for your pickup location when using the Request or Request from Other Libraries (Statewide) buttons in Primo.  You must do this every time you place a request in Primo or the item will be delivered to the Circulation Desk at the John C. Hitt Library for pick up. 

Returning & Renewing

Due Dates 

Due dates for books and media items are set by the lending library, and are typically for 3-4 weeks, with the possibility of one renewal for an additional 2 weeks. 


To renew an item: 

  1. Log in to your Library Primo Account. 
  1. Click on My Loans. 
  1. Click on Renew ALL. 

Items that cannot be renewed appear in red. 


Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services may be used by all current faculty, staff, and enrolled students at the University of Central Florida. 

UCF Retirees are also eligible for ILL/DDS services. 

Community patrons do not have ILL/DDS privileges. 

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