Q. Are there due dates or fees for interlibrary loan items? Can I renew ILL items?


Yes, interlibrary loan items have due dates and overdue fees.  These differ depending on the item type and library who is lending the item to you.

Due dates

For physical items, you can check the due date on the strap attached to the item, or through your ILLiad account.  The average loan period for most physical items is between 4 and 8 weeks.

Electronically delivered items like articles and ebooks do not need to be returned.  Your access will automatically expire after 60 days for articles, after 14 days for ebooks, and after 90 days for ebook chapters.

Overdue fees

Most ILL items are free to request, receive, and return.  Packages are shipped FedEx 2 Day, and include a FedEx return label.  You are responsible for overdue, damaged, and lost items.

For interlibrary loan items that are not returned by the due date, there is a $30.00 overdue fee and a default $150.00 replacement fee.  The replacement fee may be adjusted depending on the actual cost of the item billed by the library who owns the item.  We have a high overdue fee as many libraries will block us from requesting any materials when their items are returned late. 


Renewals are usually not available for interlibrary loan items.  For physical items, you can contact the interlibrary loan department.


For more information, contact the ASU Library Interlibrary Loan Department (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm):

  • Last Updated Oct 09, 2017
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