Interlibrary Loan

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary loan, or ILL, are materials not owned by Case Western Reserve University that have been obtained from libraries at other institutions for our patrons to use.

Before initiating any interlibrary loan transaction, please check the CWRU Library Catalog and the OhioLINK Catalog to see if the material is available. Please also check the CWRU e-journals Portal to determine if a journal article is available electronically before submitting a request.

Interlibrary loan services are offered at each of the four main CWRU libraries. Please see below to determine which library is your home for ILL.


Kelvin Smith Library serves the students, faculty, and staff of:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Case School of Engineering
  • Weatherhead School of Management
  • CWRU Central Administration Offices


Log In To Kelvin Smith Library ILL


Cleveland Health Sciences Library serves the students, faculty, and staff of:

  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • All Health Science Related Departments


Log In To Cleveland Health Sciences Library ILL


Ben C. Green Law Library serves the members of:

  • School of Law


Log In To Law Library ILL


Lillian F. & Milford J. Harris Library serves the members of:

  • Mandel School for Applied Social Sciences


Log In To MSASS Harris Library ILL



If you are having trouble with your Kelvin Smith Library interlibrary loan account, questions can be sent to OR call ILL staff at 216.368.3463 or 216.368.3517. OhioLINK questions may be directed to KSL's Service Center at 216.368.3506.