Interlibrary Loan


Interlibrary Loan Form to complete. 

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary loan is a national lending system through which library
users may order books from other libraries in the United States.

Can I borrow books even though the Library is closed?

Students  may borrow books by "Appointment Only”.  If you want to borrow a book, complete this  Interlibrary loan form (ILL). We will contact you and set up a appointment for pickup.


How long can I keep the book? Books may be checked out for 2 weeks during the Spring  2022 semester. All items must be returned by June 6, 2022.   

Contact Circulation desk  or 
call  (619) 660-4416 and leave a message.


How do I order materials through Interlibrary Loan?

Please follow the steps below before you fill out the Interlibrary Loan Form. Note: you will need to go to other websites in order to complete these steps. Once you have obtained all of the necessary information, please open up the Interlibrary Loan Form and conclude the process.


1. Make sure the Cuyamaca Library does not own the item in question by looking it up in the Cuyamaca Onesearch.


2. Locate title, author, publication year 


3. Enter your citation into the following form to order materials from other libraries around the country:  Interlibrary Loan Form


 What is not available through Interlibrary Loan?

  • Most textbooks for current classes
  • Whole issues or volumes of journals
  • Maps and atlases
  • Software
  • Rare, fragile, and special collection books
  • Reference books
  • Videos and DVDs
  • Sound recordings 

How much does it cost?

The Cuyamaca Library does not charge a fee for Interlibrary Loan books, but occasionally some lenders do. In this rare event, you would be charged that lending fee when you checked out the item.

Periodical articles ordered through Interlibrary loan cost 15 cents a page.


May I renew Interlibrary Loan materials?

This will depend on the lending library. Some libraries allow renewals, and some do not. Please visit the circulation desk to determine if your item can be renewed.


What are my responsibilities?

You are liable for lost or damaged material. In this event, the lending library will determine any pertinent fees.
Contact Circulation desk  or 
call  (619) 660-4416 and leave a message

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