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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is a service through which Emerson College faculty, students, and staff can borrow materials not owned by the Iwasaki Library from partner libraries and institutions.

Interlibrary Loan Request Form

Welcome to our new Interlibrary Loan system!

Follow this link to use a form to request books, book chapters, articles, or other media not found in Emerson's collection. Use your Emerson account to sign in. Your interlibrary loan request(s) will be sent out to other research libraries.

  • Emerson students, faculty, and staff may submit a maximum of 5 requests per day. 
  • Please submit requests in order of priority. 
  • If you are not contacted by the ILL coordinator within four weeks, please reach out. Otherwise please assume that your request is in process.
  • For assistance with ILL, please contact Allison Boudreau, Interlibrary Loan Supervisor (ILL)

You can use Communication Preferences at the bottom of the page in this new system to indicate what email address you prefer for Interlibrary Loan notifications. If you do not use your Emerson email address, please be aware that notifications are sent from in case those messages accidentally get routed to junk mail or spam folders by your email service provider.

We appreciate your patience as we launch this new system. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Request Items from FLO Libraries

Request items from the shared catalog of Fenway Library Organization (FLO)

  1. Find something in the catalog you want?  Click on the Make a Request link on the right side of the screen.
  2. Enter your barcode or ID #, PIN, and Last Name to login.  If you don’t know your PIN contact the Circulation desk: 617 824 -8668
  3. Select Request From Other Library.
  4. Select ECL-Circulation Desk from the Pick Up At: drop down menu.
  5. You will receive an email when your request has been processed by the lending library.
  6. You will receive an additional email when the item is ready to be picked up at the Service Desk. 
  7. We will hold the item for you for 10 days.