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InterLibrary Loan is a service through which library materials not owned by the Penn Library System may be requested from other libraries. Penn's membership in the Research Libraries Group, regional consortia, participation in the Mid-Atlantic Law Library Cooperative and the National Library of Medicine's DOCLINE program provide rich resources for expedited borrowing of books and journal articles.

All currently affiliated University of Pennsylvania faculty, staff, and students are eligible to use this service, which is administered by five Interlibrary Loan offices, each serving a particular constituency. Your affiliation determines your service unit.

Interlibrary Loan Offices

Van Pelt Library, (215) 898-7558
Includes all students, faculty and staff in the School of Arts and Sciences, Annenberg School, Graduate School of Education, School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Design, School of Social Policy and Practice, and the Wharton School.

Biddle Law Library - Interlibrary Loan Office, (215) 898-1894

Biomedical Library - Interlibrary Loan Office, (215) 898-4113
Serves: Biology Department, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania (CHOP), Medical School, Biomedical Graduate Studies, Nursing School.

Dental School Library - Interlibrary Loan Office, (215) 898-8969

Lippincott Library @ Wharton, (215) 898-5553
Includes Document Delivery Service, Table of Contents Service, On-Demand Request Service & Book Delivery

FacultyEXPRESS Service, (215) 746-1712
Serves all standing faculty except Law and Wharton.

Veterinary Library - Interlibrary Loan Office, (215) 898-8895