• Visit UMA’s Interlibrary Loan Service to request books or articles from other libraries.
    • First time users must create an ILL account in OCLC, UMA’s ILL service.
    • Next, users must fill out the request form in the “Request Articles & Books” tab accurately and completely.
    • When materials are ready, the library will notify patrons by email or phone. Physical items will be held for a period of two weeks.
  • Patrons with valid  IDs can also use the “request” function in URSUS or MaineCat
  • Loan periods for books may vary, depending on the lending library.
  • Renewal requests must be placed before an item becomes overdue.
  • Current students, faculty, and staff of UMA may use ILL services. Distance education students should contact Off-Campus Library Services.
  • We are unable to fulfill requests for: reference books, bulky or fragile items; rare or valuable materials; textbooks; dissertations; and entire issues of journals.
  • Do not remove the ILL label.
  • Charges will apply for unreturned items.
  • Community borrowers can use ILL only in-state through the URSUS and MaineCat catalogs.
  • ILL for journal articles is not available to community borrowers.