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Note: Books owned by other University System of Maryland (USMAI) campuses must be requested through catalogusmai.

  1. Log into your myUMBC account.

    Note: Non-UMBC users must use Interlibrary Loan from their local public or institution library or apply for a special borrowers card and agree to pay all ILL fees incurred for materials requested.

  2. Find the book you want using the WorldCat catalog of over 9,000 libraries worldwide, or one of our other databases

  3. Click on Find It next to the book title.

  4. Click the "Request it from Interlibrary Loan (ILL)" link to submit your request.

    If you are requesting a book we recommend that you first check availability through catalogusmai as your ILL request will be denied if the book is available from another University System of Maryland campus.

  5. If you are logged into your myUMBC account, the request form should be filled in automatically. Check for errors and click Submit Request

You will be notified by e-mail when your item is available. You can also check the status of your request by logging on to your Interlibrary Loan account. Journal articles are delivered electronically, and books can be checked out at the Check Out Desk.



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