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Interlibrary Loan

Receiving ILL Items

When your requested item is available, you will be notified by email. Please configure your email account to allow receipt of emails from:

Picking Up ILL Items

  • Books, DVDs, and other physical materials will be available for pick up at the UHD Library Circulation Desk on the 5th floor of the One Main building. You will need your UHD ID to check out items.

Viewing Electronically Received Articles

  • Most articles and book chapters will be posted as PDF files to your My Interlibrary Loan account under Electronically Received Articles. Please note that PDF files will be accessible for only 30 days. To keep the article, save it to your computer or a USB drive.
  • If you accidentally delete an article from My Interlibrary Loan, you may undo by clicking UNDELETE ARTICLE at the top of the page.
  • Some articles are received as paper copies and must be picked up at the Library circulation desk.

Contact Information


Phone: 713-221-2760

Requested items may be picked up at the Circulation Desk on the 5th floor of the Library during Library hours.

Interlibrary Loan Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 4pm  

Returning your Requested Items

Books, DVDs, and other physcial materials must be returned to the Library Circulation Desk. Please do not return interlibrary loan materials in a book drop.

It is very important to return ILL materials on time so that the library's ability to borrow from other libraries is not jeopardized. Overdue library materials may result in loss of borrowing privileges.