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How to Place an Interlibrary Loan Request: Home

If you can't find the book you need at the Cuesta Library, you can place an Interlibrary Loan (ILL). This guide will show you how.

Video Tutorial

There may be times when you would like a book that is not held by Cuesta College Library. The book may show up in your list of results, but if it does not say "Held by: Cuesta College Library," then it may be available at another library. This video tutorial will walk you through how to place an interlibrary loan request.

Step by Step Instructions


Use Cuesta Library Search to locate the desired item. If the item is not "Held by: Cuesta College Library" you may be able to place an Interlibrary Loan Request.


Click on the title of the item.

Request Item

Click on the blue "Request Item" button.

Fill in

Fill in the requested information.


You will be notified by email when the item arrives.

Note: It takes 7-15 business days for the item to arrive. You may have up to 5 requests in place at a time. Questions regarding interlibrary loans should be sent to Donald Cleave at