UAB Libraries Interlibrary Loan Holiday Schedule

Many university libraries suspend their Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services during the holidays, making it difficult for us to fill our patrons’ requests.

For that reason, UAB Libraries will suspend our ILL services for borrowing between Saturday, December 17, 2022 and Monday, January 2, 2023.

During that time, new requests cannot be accepted, but previously requested materials may be picked up as usual, and previously requested photocopies will be e-mailed as usual.

Patrons may check the status of their requests at any time. Some requested materials may not arrive until after the new year.

We will resume normal ILL operations on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

UAB Libraries offers Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and document delivery services through Sterne Library and Lister Hill Library. ILL is a service that enables you to borrow materials not available at the UAB Libraries from other libraries throughout the world. Through this service, UAB Libraries provides access to materials to support faculty, staff, and students in their study and research. Materials ordered through the Interlibrary Loan service should be for scholarly purposes. Document Delivery is a service that sends you electronic copies of articles from UAB Libraries print journal collection.

Submit an ILL or Document Delivery Request

To submit an ILL or Document Delivery request, please log in to the UAB Libraries Interlibrary Loan System below with your BlazerID and password.

Former Lister Hill Library ILL users may contact the ILL staff at or (205) 934-6364 to access their LHL ILL transaction histories.


There are no fees for Interlibrary Loan or Document Delivery requests placed through UAB Libraries.


Get answers to common questions about the UAB Libraries’ Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery services on this Frequently Asked Questions page.

NOTICE: Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.