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Library Information for Distance Learners: Interlibrary Loan

An information guide for students enrolled in online or off-campus courses through Montana State University Billings

What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) provides access to items that are not available in the MSU Billings Library, including books, media, articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, and more.  Requests for materials are made through MSUB's ILL account.


ILL service is available to all currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff. The service is free; however, there are some rare instances in which library users may be asked to absorb some of the cost. Patrons are responsible for paying any overdue charges or replacement costs for lost or damaged materials.


Contact the ILL office at (406) 657-1666 or

Interlibrary Loan

Welcome to Interlibrary Loan!

Do you need an item that the MSU Billings Library doesn't own? If you want it, the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) department will try to get it for you from another library or source. This is a free service for students and staff.

How to Login to Interlibrary Loan

Click HERE to access the Interlibrary Loan login page. Your username is msubillings\NetID, and your password is the same password you use to sign in to D2L.

How is the material delivered?

Free services to students!


Local students:  Articles and chapters are sent via email. Books and media are held at the Library's circulation desk.


Distance Students (online only and reside outside of Yellowstone County):  Articles and chapters are sent via email. ILL and MSUB books are mailed to your home. Library provides a label to cover the return postage.


To utilize this service, create an ILL account. If you have any questions, please call the interlibrary loan department at (406) 657-1666.