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Making an Interlibrary Loan Request

NOTE: Interlibrary Loan is unavailable for borrowing physical items until further notice.

Interlibrary Loan lets you get books* and articles you need that the King Library doesn't own. To create an account, click the Interlibrary Loan link below:


Online students can use Interlibrary Loan to get articles not available through the King Library. (Interlibrary Loan can also be used to request print books.) This is a free service, and the articles will be sent to your Interlibrary Loan accounts as PDFs, and you will receive an email notifying you when they arrive.

1.  Log in using your SJSUOne ID and password.

2.  Complete your user profile. IMPORTANT: If you are in an SJSU online program, fill in the following fields this way:

  • Status: SJSU Distance Graduate Student/SJSU Distance Undergraduate
  • Library: SJSU/King Library
  • Preferred Loan Delivery Method: Mail to Address 

3.  You're done! To learn more, watch Interlibrary Loan: Placing a Request. (Note: this short video mentions picking up print books. For distance students, print books are delivered to your home.)

Requesting the Article

  1. From a library database - Click on the "Find It" button
  2. From Google Scholar - Use the library's Google Scholar search and click on the "Find It @ SJSU" or "Get It @ SJSU" link
  3. From OneSearch - Click on "Request through interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)"
  4. Manually - Choose the Article Request option in your Interlibrary Loan acount and fill in the information required in the fields marked with a red asterisk (*).