Interlibrary Loan is a service available to MSUM faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students that allows them to request books, articles, and media from libraries in Minnesota and beyond.
In general, any item held by a library in the U.S. may be requested. However, some items may be more difficult to get ahold of than others and often take longer to arrive.
Please plan ahead if you need ILL materials.
We will make every attempt to process your request within 48 hours.
Most copies arrive within 24-48 hours after processing by ILL staff. The majority of articles are delivered directly to your email as a PDF. However, occasionally articles arrive on paper and need to be picked up at the Circulation Desk. If you receive 2 email messages about your article, please be sure to note if a PDF was sent via email or if you need to pick up your article in the library.
Most loans take anywhere from 2-5 working days to arrive. However, items that are coming from outside of MN or ND, may take up to 10 days as they are shipped via US Mail.
Please plan ahead when ordering books.
Minnesota State University, Moorhead
Main Library, Room 105
PH: (218)477-2924 Fax: (218)477-5924
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thurs: 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1104 7th Ave S
Moorhead, MN 56563
OCLC Symbol: MUO
What types of materials can I request through ILL?
Items that generally ARE available from ILL:
Items generally NOT available from ILL:
If you are looking for a rare or hard-to-find item and are not sure how to request it, please ask our staff for assistance.
Every ILL request is checked first for availability within our holdings. If the MSUM Library owns the item, you will receive an email letting you know where in the library you can find it. If an article you request is found in an online journal, you will be directed to the Library's "Journals A-Z list".
If we don't own it, we will request the item from another library for your use. When your item is available, you will receive email notification. When requesting articles, they will generally be delivered directly to your email as a PDF.