Interlibrary Lending Policies

University of Cincinnati Libraries lends to libraries in all countries for a loan period of three weeks.  These policies apply only to University of Cincinnati Libraries collections.  These collections include material housed in the following libraries:

  • Archives and Rare Books Library
  • CEAS Library     
  • CECH Library
  • Chemistry/Biology Library
  • Classics Library 
  • Clermont College Library
  • College-Conservatory of Music Library
  • Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning Library
  • Geology-Mathematics-Physics
  • Library Langsam Library
  • UC Blue Ash College Library

The following types of materials are not available through interlibrary loan:

  • Selected Audiovisual materials
  • Reference materials
  • Sound Recordings
  • Materials indicated as LIBRARY USE ONLY in the UC library catalog

Payment via OCLC ILL Fee Management (IFM) is preferred.  Invoices are sent once a month.  We accept IFM, checks, checks drawn on funds from a US bank, money orders in US dollars, and IFLA vouchers as payment.

OCLC ILL (prefered method)       

  • Symbol: CIN

ILLiad Secure Web Form             

  • To apply to become an online customer, please send an email to

Mailing Address                            

Interlibrary Services, 
440 Langsam Library, 
2911 Woodside Drive, 
University of Cincinnati, 
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0033

Fax:   513-556-1505


Rush Services

$10 will be charged for rush service in addition to standard applicable fees.  (For shipment by UPS, FedEx, etc., borrower must supply account number and pay charges.)

Fees for Materials by Institution Type
Institution Type Books   Copies

OhioLINK, SWON, non-profit Ohio libraries

and other libraries with reciprocal agreements

No fee No fee
U.S. Non-Profit Libraries $17


(Includes 1-25 exposures ($.20 per exposure 26-99)

U.S. for Profit and Corporate Libraries $32


Includes 1-25 exposures ($.20 per exposure 26-99)

International Libraries

2 IFLA vouchers acceptable as payment for loans



Includes 1-25 exposures ($.20 per exposure 26-99)

1 IFLA voucher acceptable as payment for articles