Answered By: APUS Librarians
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2019     Views: 7168

When the library does not have a book or an article that you need, you may request it via interlibrary loan (ILL).

Find the ILL request form when you're searching Primo, conveniently linked at the top of the screen:

Interlibrary loan link in Primo

Or, on the library's website:

  1. Along the top of the library's website, hover your cursor over ONLINE RESEARCH.
  2. In the expanded menu, look under SEARCH for the Interlibrary Loan link and click it.  See a screen capture below.
  3. If you're ready to submit a request, locate the Article or Book Request button located under Quick Links on the right side.  You may be prompted to login to access this form. TIP:  The pre-selected default on the form is a book request.  If you need an article, be sure to change it!

To contact our ILL staff, email

Interlibrary loan links on the library website


* Please note: 

  • ILL service is only available to currently enrolled APUS students, faculty and staff.  
  • ILL cannot be used for required readings.  For help with textbooks and required readings, contact or 877-755-2787 ext. 3800.

Read more about ILL policies and procedures on the interlibrary loan page on library's website. And see this link to learn more about interlibrary loan request turnaround time.

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