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Interlibrary Loan @ TCC Library

⚠️ Please note⚠️

Due to the pandemic, turnaround times for physical loan requests may be affected. Many libraries across the country have shut down or are operating in limited capacity.  Copy requests that fall under copyright compliance may be easier to find suppliers.

Learn how to place copy requests here

Interlibrary Loan Portal


Definition: An interlibrary loan (ILL) is a transaction in which library material, or a copy of the material, is made available by one library or institution to another upon request. 

Purpose: The purpose of ILL is to obtain materials not available in the TCC collection for TCC Library patrons. ILL also lends circulating materials from the TCC Library to other institutions and libraries.

Conditions of Service: The conditions of this service are set by the 1994 Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States ( and special agreements with other libraries. Reciprocal borrowing agreements are observed and all United States Copyright laws are adhered to. Current year’s books and media items are lent at the discretion of campus Librarians.  

My ILL Account: All TCC students, faculty and staff have a personal user portal where they can place, track, renew and manage requests. To login, patrons must use a College-wide ID number (T#) and password. All ILL requests must be generated through this portal. Click "Place a Request" above to access the user portal. Retirees who still have an active T# and password can place ILL requests but all others please contact the Access Services Librarian. 

Important Information for ILL Patrons

By submitting a request through ILL you acknowledge and agree to all of the terms and conditions listed below.


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research". If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.


Library patrons checking out material borrowed from other institutions are responsible for returning the material to the library no later than the established due date. Failure to return an item by the due date may result in fines or fee, including the lending locations replacement charge for the item. If an item is extremely overdue and a replacement fee has been paid by the TCC Library to the lending institution, the library patron will be billed an automatic $30 processing fee on top of the replacement cost for the item. Patron accounts will be temporarily blocked when items become extremely overdue. Blocks will be removed as soon as items are returned in good condition. At the discretion of the Library Dean, Interlibrary Loan service will be suspended for those who abuse the privilege and a block may be put on the TCC student’s account.

More ILL guidelines can be viewed on the Library's Mission & Guidelines page. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What can be requested through ILL?

Most anything that a library would typically lend: books, articles, dissertations, etc. Conversely, libraries will not loan what most libraries keep close on hand: text books, reference books, DVDs, entire journal volumes or issues, rare or expensive materials, and some media items that are restricted by license. 

What cannot be requested through ILL?

We highly recommend patrons do not request current textbooks or popular books that have been published within the last 6 months. They are almost never available for ILL. If you would like a new title that is not in the TCC Library collection please submit a request using our Suggest a Resource form. 

The TCC Library does not typically request new and popular films through ILL for student checkout either, as most libraries are unwilling to lend their in-demand items out. The Tulsa City-County Library has these items available in their circulating collection. All TCC students can access the Tulsa City-County Library with a current library card. Visit to apply for a library card.

How long does it take?

It varies depending on the availability of the item requested, where it is shipping from, and its format. Articles/copy requests arrive, on average, within 2-3 days and are typically sent electronically; books within 1-2 weeks and are sent via mail. Please note these times are estimates. Holidays and school closings may add additional time. 

Is there a charge for ILL?

No. ILL is a free service for all TCC students, faculty, and staff. However, if ILL materials are not returned on time patrons will be subject to fines and fees as described in the TCC Library Policy

How long can I keep ILL materials?

ILL due dates are set by the lending institution and can vary from two weeks to three months. Items can be renewed at the discretion of the lending institution. To request a renewal of your ILL item, please see this FAQ

Why was my ILL request canceled?

ILL requests can be canceled for a variety of reasons. The most common is that no library or institution is able to lend TCC the materials that have been requested. If an item is very new, very old, very rare, or in high demand it can be difficult to provide through ILL. 

What is Document Delivery?

Sometimes the ILL Office receives requests from patrons for items that are actually owned by the TCC Library or available free through open access sources. When this happens, the request will be filled through a process known as Document Delivery. It provides the requested item to the patron, without having to borrow it from an outside library. If a request is placed for a book/DVD owned by the TCC Library, the ILL Office will notify the patron and place a circulation hold on the item for them. 

How do I renew my ILL item? Or, why can I not renew my ILL?

You can request a renewal under your user portal. You can find your portal by going to the library homepage and clicking "My Library Account" under the Discovery Catalog Search bar. Learn more here.

Still have questions?

Please search our FAQ or use the contact options on this page. 

Access Office / ILL Contact Information


Phone: 918.595.7568

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-4:30pm

Access Office / ILL Staff

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Amanda Ross
When not working remotely: Northeast Campus, Access Services Office
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Marianne Myers

Metro Campus Library: 918.595.7172 | Northeast Campus Library: 918.595.7501 | Southeast Campus Library: 918.595.7701 | West Campus Library: 918.595.8010
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