Pacific's Interlibrary Loan Service, PacificILL, allows students, faculty, and staff to request library materials from other libraries for free.

  • Currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students
  • Current faculty, Emeriti faculty, and staff
  • Students, faculty and staff may be enrolled/employed at any of Pacific's campuses.
  • Sacramento faculty, staff and students: see the Sacramento Campus & Law Library
  • Alumni & Special Borrowers are not eligible

  • Search PacificScholar and the E-Journals List to verify that we don't already have the item(s) you need.
  • Log in to PacificILL with your PacificNet ID and password.
  • Choose the appropriate form: 
    • Article for PDFs of research articles
    • Book and Music Scores
    • Other (dissertations, media, etc.)
  • If you are an Emeritus Faculty member, please contact us ( to request an account.

  • Loaned items: It will take an average of two weeks.
  • Articles: It will take an average time of three to four working days.

  • There is no charge for most materials.
  • We will inform you before retrieving the material if there is a required cost.

  • Loaned items: we will request items be sent to us via First Class mail.
  • Articles: we will ask the lending library to RUSH the request. The average turn-around is three days. Electronic delivery is preferred.
  • Note: Requesting material RUSH does not guarantee it will come via that method. 

Log in to PacificILL and look under "Status."

  • Articles will be sent electronically through email. 
  • Loaned items (such as books and other hard-copy materials):
    • Students, faculty and staff can pick up items at the Library Ask Us Desk of the Stockton Campus Library.
    • Students, faculty and staff at the Sacramento San Francisco campuses, or enrolled/employed in a distance-learning program through the University can choose to have the material mailed directly to them instead.

  • Articles — Yours to keep
  • Loans — Loan time varies and is based on lending library. The average loan time is two weeks.

  • Items can be returned to the Stockton Campus Library.
  • You may also mail books directly to the Stockton Campus Library (return-mailing fees apply.)
  • In-Library Use materials must stay in the library and be returned to the Library Ask Us Desk.

  • Renewals can be requested through your PacificILL account  (Note: Non-renewable items cannot be renewed)
  • Contact us ( if you are unable to renew your request through your account.

Questions about Interlibrary Loan?


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