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Interlibrary Loan

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary loan, or ILL, are books or journal articles not owned by Case Western Reserve University that have been obtained from libraries at other institutions.

Before initiating any interlibrary loan transaction, please check the CWRU Library Catalog and the OhioLINK Catalog to see if the material is available though these means. You may also need to check the CWRU e-journals Portal to determine if a journal article is available electronically.

How do I submit an Interlibrary Loan 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.

Log in your Interlibrary Loan Account

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

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

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

  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • Any other Health Science Related Department

Ben C. Green Law Library serves the members of:

  • School of Law

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

  • Mandel School for Applied Social Sciences


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 the Kelvin Smith Library Service Center at 216-368-3506.