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, most any item held by a library in the U.S. may be requested. However, some items may be more difficult to obtain than others and may 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. A PDF of your requested material will be sent directly to your MSUM email account.
Currently, we are unable to request books unless they are owned by a library in the F-M area. If NDSU, Concordia or Fargo Public library owns a book you need, please feel free to request it from ILL. 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
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.