Interlibrary Loan Borrowing
Make an Interlibrary Loan Request and Login to ILLiad

ILL Borrowing obtains materials you need for your research that are not available from Joyner Library. Continue reading for details on the service.


In order to use this service, you must be a current ECU undergraduate or graduate student, staff member, faculty member, or a retired ECU faculty or staff member with an ECU OneCard. Current members of the Friends of Joyner Library are also eligible. Other affiliated users of Joyner Library (including ECU alumni, cooperative borrowers, and NC resident borrowers) are not eligible for the Interlibrary Loan Borrowing service.

Available Materials:

Eligible patrons may request anything that Joyner Library does not own, including books, articles (from journals, newspapers, or magazines), dissertations, theses, CDs, DVDs, maps, government documents, bound journals, archival manuscripts, microforms. Items owned by Joyner but that are checked out, missing, lost, on order, or not yet received may also be requested. Please note, though, while we'll attempt to borrow anything, we cannot guarantee that other libraries will provide it for your use.

Costs and Limits:

Joyner Library pays all costs involved for this service from funds received from tuition, state government funding, and donations. The library does not limit the number of requests or the types of materials that can be requested by eligible patrons.

Making Requests:

Login to ILLiad to place requests. Select the request form that best fits the material you want and enter as much of the citation as you can (title, author, publication date, etc.). If you have the ISSN, ISBN, or OCLC number, of if you have a specific edition, language, or media type in mind, please be sure to provide that information. If your citation has abbreviations in the journal title, please spell it out if you know it.


We attempt to locate and obtain your desired material from a network of over 10,000 libraries world-wide. If those libraries are unable to provide the material, we ask other possible providers, such as historical associations, professional organizations, government agencies, corporations, museums, and think tanks. We also purchase some materials from publishers or vendors.


Most article/chapter requests will be delivered by email to you as a link to a PDF file saved on our web server. Books and media materials will be made available to you at Joyner's circulation desk whenever the library is open. If you would prefer to have materials sent to the Music Library, please contact the ILL staff. If you live outside of Pitt County, contact the ILL staff to discuss the possibility of UPS delivery and visit the Document Delivery web page for more information. Due Date and Fines: Due dates are set by the lending libraries, so they can vary for each item you request from weeks to months. The label we place on each item states the due date; you may also check ILLiad or contact the ILL office if you are uncertain of the due date or want a renewal. We do not charge overdue fines for late ILL items, but we will suspend your ILL privileges, block your circulation privileges, tag your campus account, and forward lost item invoices to you from the lending library.

Special Services

Laupus Health Sciences Library

All ECU students, faculty, and staff who are part of the Division of Health Sciences (Brody School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, College of Nursing, and College of Allied Health Sciences), should request materials from Laupus Health Sciences Library on the ECU medical campus. Other ECU students, faculty, and staff may request items owned by Laupus library using Joyner Library's ILLiad request system. Anyone may visit Laupus Library to consult its collections. For more information on Laupus Library's services and collections, please visit the Laupus Library web page.

University of North Carolina Cooperative Library Lending Agreement

All ECU students, faculty, and staff can directly borrow materials from any of the other 16 UNC system libraries via the University of North Carolina Cooperative Library Lending Agreement. Click to learn about this service.

Interlibrary Loan Borrowing - Joyner Library

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