Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Plan Ahead. Request your Books Early!

Direct Borrowing

Most book and media items owned by OPAL or OhioLINK libraries may be requested online 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 resource for acquiring materials that are not in the Beeghly Library Catalog or available from the other OPAL Libraries and the OhioLINK Central Catalog

The Online Interlibrary Loan Request Forms, below, are the most efficient way to request books and media, and to request copies 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 features of OPAL and OhioLINK. 

Articles from Magazines and Journals

Periodical Article Request Form
Before placing a request, look for print or online copies of the journal article through our main search engine, the Electronic Journal Finder, or 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.