Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If the library does not own the books or articles you need, it may be possible to get them from another library. This service is known as Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

With the move to our new library catalog (WorldCat Local) it’s possible to request items owned by non-Palomar libraries directly from the catalog. The new option involves using the ILL Request button from a catalog record. This button only displays when Palomar doesn’t own a title (for a book or article). Clicking the link opens a new browser window with a form the user must complete. You’ll need to input bibliographic data for the item and details about the requestor (you! -student, staff, etc.)- information we’ve always requested to process ILL requests. After submitting the form a confirmation message appears onscreen. Click here to review a document illustrating the process.

Requests for media items are processed selectively for educational resources, as most libraries do not loan popular films. 

ILL requests are processed by staff within 2 business days (Monday-Friday) of submission through the catalog.

If you are having trouble completing this form please contact us for assistance via email at or call us at 760-744-1150 ext. 2612.

For the current academic year and until Summer 2016 we are continuing to allow users to submit ILL requests (request for books or periodical/journal articles) using webforms. To complete the form select one of the links below for the material type you need. This will direct you to an online form where you can request materials from another library. We will get back to you via the email address you supply if any additional information is needed to complete your request. 

NOTEBefore placing a request for a book, you should sill check Palomar’s WorldCat Local Catalog to see if we own the title in print, electronically or a different edition.  Check our A to Z list for Palomar periodical (e.g. magazine, journal or newspaper, etc.) holdings before submitting article requests.