Requesting Materials

Interlibrary Loans

If you cannot locate books or other materials that you need, you may use our Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL) to:

  • Borrow items not held by CWU or the Summit Consortium
  • Obtain copies of articles not owned by CWU
  • Deliver electronic copies from CWU library periodicals collection
  • Provide returnable items from the CWU collections (includes Black Hall teaching collection) to University Center faculty


Rush service available for $10.00 per returnable


ILLiad is our web-based Interlibrary Loan system.

Click here to login to ILLiad.

Requesting Materials Not Owned by the CWU Library

To obtain materials not held by the Brooks Library, confirm that the material is not available in either print or electronic format, via:

Then, login to ILLiad. You may pickup and return ILL materials at the Circulation Department on the First Floor of the Library. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm.

Costs for Obtaining Interlibrary Loan Materials

Materials not owned in the CWU collection may potentially be assessed fees. ILL articles may be assessed Copyright Fees and all ILL materials can potentially be assessed Lender Fees. ILL takes every effort to obtain materials at no cost and over 90% of all materials are obtained without fees. When this is not possible, costs will be passed-through to users, with their prior approval.