ILL Lending (to other libraries)

Requesting ILL Services

We provide interlibrary loan services to libraries listed in the OCLC Policies Directory; members of the New Jersey Library Cooperative; and to SHARES members worldwide. Loan and article requests for books and journals from the Rutgers University Libraries may be sent via OCLC (Symbol: NJR) JerseyCat, or by logging into your Rutgers ILLiad account. If you wish to apply for a borrowing account, you need to register here.

Shipping and Postage

Unless otherwise indicated, loans (books, microfilm, etc.) are shipped via UPS. There is no additional charge to borrowers for domestic UPS shipments.

Loans for member libraries of the New Jersey Library Network are shipped via the LibraryLinkNJ delivery service when possible. Loans for METRO member libraries are sent via METRO delivery whenever possible.

Borrowers must make their own arrangements for express or courier service.

Electronic Delivery

Article scans are delivered via Odyssey or Article Exchange whenever possible at no additional charge.


The following fees apply for libraries that are not covered under one of our resource sharing agreements. Copies of requests and invoices are sent monthly and payable upon receipt.


  • $15 -- North America (U.S. and Canada)
  • $30 -- SHARES libraries overseas
  • $35 -- IFM libraries overseas
  • 3 IFLA vouchers -- IFLA libraries overseas


  • $15 -- North America (U.S. and Canada)
  • $10 -- SHARES libraries overseas
  • $15 -- IFM libraries overseas
  • 1 IFLA voucher -- IFLA libraries overseas

Lending Policies

  • Audiovisual materials: YES, if not new or booked for class use
  • Books: YES, to libraries in the U.S. and Canada, RLG SHARES members, IFLA voucher scheme participants
  • Dissertations & Theses: YES, if copy in general stacks
  • Government documents: YES
  • Maps: NO
  • Microforms: YES, or scans
  • Patents (U.S.): YES, scans
  • Periodicals: YES, scans

Contact Information

Phone: 848-932-8345

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed on University holidays.

PLEASE NOTE: New address effective 12/17/18
Rutgers University Libraries
Interlibrary Loan Services
Technical Services Building
47 Davidson Rd.
Piscataway, NJ 08854-5603