Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

NOTICE: Plan Ahead. Request your Books Early!

Direct Borrowing

Most book and media items owned by OPAL or OhioLINK libraries may be checked out online directly by Heidelberg patrons. See the OPAL FAQs for directions. Students at other OPAL or OhioLINK member libraries and area patrons with guest cards can also use the direct borrowing feature. Others should contact their local library to request interlibrary loans.

Traditional Interlibrary Loan Service is provided at no charge to current Heidelberg students, faculty and staff as a supplemental resource for acquiring materials that are not in the Beeghly Library Catalog or available from the other OPAL Libraries and OhioLINK Central Catalog. Others should contact their local library to request loans.

The Online Interlibrary Loan Request Forms below are the most efficient way to request books and media, and to send for photocopies of periodical articles.

Books, Dissertations, Media and Government Documents

Book Request Form
Use this form to send for books, media, government documents, dissertations, etc., that are not available through the direct borrowing feature. Use the Submit button to send the request.

Articles from Magazines and Journals

Periodical Article Request Form
Before placing a request, look for print or online copies of the journal title by searching the Beeghly Library Catalog (OPAL) the printed Heidelberg University Periodical List, or the Electronic Journal Finder or search the Research Databases to find full-text copies of the articles.


To ensure accuracy, copy and paste citation information from electronic references into the online request forms. Please observe all U.S. Copyright guidelines.