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Interlibrary Loan (ILL): How ILL Works

How to Use the Interlibrary Loan Service

Borrowing Eligibility

The Interlibrary Loan Service at NOAA Central Library is available to:

  • NOAA staff or contractors on the Silver Spring campus.
  • NOAA staff or contractors that are not served by another NOAA network library

If you are a NOAA staff member or contractor outside of Silver Spring, you can get interlibrary loan services through your local NOAA library. If you are not affiliated with NOAA, the NOAA Central Library cannot do interlibrary loan services for you. Contact your local public library for assistance.


Type of Information Delivery Estimate Delivery Method Loan Period    Renewals  
Digitized articles 1 - 3 days Email


Digitized book chapters    1 - 3 days Email


Print Books 1 - 2 weeks You pick it up at NOAA Central Library  varies* by request

*Subject to the decision of the lending library