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Industrial Technology: Interlibrary Loan

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Muntz Library does not have access to every document published but the library offers a service called Interlibrary Loan to access these items from other libraries. Articles thar are requested are sent to the user's university email account.  Print books are sent to the library (if the home campus is in Tyler, Longview, or Palestine) or to a house (if you are a distance student in the United States).

Most articles will be emailed within 3 business days. Books can take two weeks or more. The time lag is due to processing times by the lending libraries and to delivery time to  Muntz Library.

The Interllbrary Loan Process

Qualifications to  request a document through Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

  • Currently enrolled UT Tyler student
  • Faculty
  • Staff

 Register for an account. No personal information is shared. 

Request  materials here:

Click here for direct login.


Most libraries will not lend electronic books.

Some items are difficult to receive on loan (audio-visual items, print theses & dissertations,  Certain users can receive a textbook (faculty) but not others (students).

Enter a cost to process the order. Most can be obtained for $0.00. If a lending library requires a payment, the ILL office will notify the user and will not order it, unless it receives authorization for the new processing costs.