Interlibrary Loan is a privilege and a courtesy both for the Libraries and for our patrons. Help us maintain good relations with our lending partners and abide by the conditions set forth by the lending library and the Smithsonian Libraries.
Interlibrary Loan Services are available to current Smithsonian Libraries patrons. You must have a valid Smithsonian Libraries account to use the interlibrary loan services. To request a Smithsonian Libraries account, please complete the Borrowing Registration/Authorization Form and return it to any Smithsonian Libraries location or send it by email to AskALibrarian@si.edu.
Notice Concerning Copyright Restrictions
The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the Law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproductions. One of the specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "Used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfilment of that order would involve violation of the law.