Lending to Other Libraries

Who can borrow from us

  • We loan items to domestic libraries, including U.S. territories and provide items that do not need to be returned to any library
  • Individuals who want to borrow from TWU should contact their local library’s ILL Department

How to make a request

  • Submit requests via OCLC, DOCLINE, email, US mail, fax, or the ALA form
  • We do not accept RUSH requests and only lend circulating materials

Loan policy

  • Lending period is 4 weeks
  • Renewals are not allowed
  • We will recall items for the TWU community only — not for other libraries

What we do not loan

  • Media, reference, microforms, Cook Book Collection, items published in the current year, Childrens’
  • Collections, reserve items, tests, browsing, non-circulating items, and materials published prior to 1930


  • Loans are shipped via Library Mail (USPS) or TexPress/TAE/MALA/KCMLIN courier
  • Copies are delivered via Odyssey, email, Article Exchange, and US mail

Charges and billing

  • TWU participates in these reciprocal groups: AMIGOS/BCR/MLIN, LVIS, and Free Share
  • We charge libraries (through IFM or invoicing) that do not participate in reciprocal agreements
  • Lost and damaged books are charged $50 plus a $10 processing fee; TexShare/AMIGOS libraries do not pay the processing fee
  • Replacement copies are not accepted

Contact ILL

Email: ill@mail.twu.edu
Phone: 940-898-3728
Fax: 940-898-3762
Hours: Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm (except during intersession and holidays)

Mailing Address:
TWU Library
304 Administration Drive
PO Box 425528
Denton, TX 76204-5528