Request free copies from other libraries of items UNE libraries do not have. Digital items will be sent as PDFs, books and other physical items will be sent by mail to your UNE campus library for you to pick up.
Using Interlibrary Loan
Request articles, books, chapters, theses & dissertations, DVDs, CDs and more.
UNE Interlibrary Loan is free — however you could receive fines for overdue, unreturned, or damaged materials.
Articles, Theses & Dissertations
Request articles or theses and dissertations which are not available online OR which we have in print at the other UNE campus library.
These will be delivered as PDF files to your account, usually within 1-2 business days, but please allow up to 5. You will receive an email when they become available; they remain active in your account for 30 days.
You can request up to 5 articles from one journal title that has been published within the last 5 years; contact our Interlibrary Loan Coordinator, Molly Nelson, with any questions.
Single book chapters of less than 50 pages will be delivered as PDFs to your account usually within 1-2 business days, but please allow up to 5. You will receive an email when your chapter become available; chapters will remain active in your account for 30 days. If you need more than 50 pages or 1 chapter, you will need to request the book.
Books, DVDs & CDs
Books, DVDs or CDs will be mailed to the UNE campus you specify, usually within 5-10 business days. You will receive an email when books are ready to be picked up at the library front desk. You can borrow Interlibrary Loan books for 6 weeks.
You can request a renewal, but it is up to the lending library to decide if they will extend your loan.
We can’t provide required textbooks through Interlibrary Loan, and are not currently able to provide streaming video, video files, or e-books. Otherwise, it is up to the lending library to decide what they will lend. In general, rare, antique, fragile, or oversize books as well as multi-volume sets may not be available.
Search UNE Libraries; if you can’t find what you are looking for, if it is on course reserve, or has already been borrowed, request it from another Maine library through MaineCat.
MaineCat is free; however, you could receive fines for overdue, un-returned, or damaged materials.
MaineCat requests will be delivered to the campus library you select, usually within 4-7 business days. You will receive an email when your items are ready to be picked up at the library front desk. You may return MaineCat items to either UNE library.
You can borrow MaineCat items for 4 weeks, and can renew for two additional weeks if needed.