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Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery Services: Request Theses/Dissertations

Interlibrary Loan supports the instructional, research, and scholarly activities of current Idaho State University faculty, staff, and students by providing access to materials not owned by the ISU Libraries.


  • Verify your citation.
  • Check the Library Catalog before submitting requests.
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  • Provide as much information a possible: Title, Author, Awarding Institution and Date.
  • Request renewal in advance.

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  • Theses/Dissertations borrowed via Interlibrary Loan MUST be returned to the Lending library.
  • Many institutions are making their theses/dissertations available online. Please check our online directories for availability. (Contact the Reference Desk for assistance.)
  • Standard services are provided free of charge.
  • Available only to ISU faculty, students and staff on the Pocatello, Idaho Falls or Meridian campuses.
  • Monitor Requests by checking your ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Account.
  • Most items arrive within two weeks.
    • You will receive a notice in your ISU email account ( when available.
  • Due dates vary and are set by Lending library.
    • Overdue fees are $1.00 per item per day overdue.
    • Renewals can be requested via your ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Account or replying to the "Courtesy Due Notice" email.
  • You may be able to purchase a copy for your personal collection.
    • Contact the ILL Office for more information

Locating Theses and Dissertations

Need more information or help locating theses or dissertations? Please see our Theses and Dissertations page.

Purchase a Thesis/Dissertation

Dissertations and theses available through Dissertation Express (ProQuest) can be purchased through the Interlibrary Loan Office for your personal collections. The Library provides this service on a cost-recovery basis.

Average cost is $33 for a PDF file and will be charged to your Library Account when the item arrives. (Price is set by ProQuest and may change without notice.)

To purchase a thesis or dissertation, contact Teresa Warren at (208) 282-2510 or

ILLiad Sign In

Click ILL Request Form  to go directly to the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan sign in page.

In your ILLiad Interlibrary Loan account, you will be able to:

  • Submit requests
  • Monitory status of your requests
  • Renew books
  • Download articles


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Contact Information

  • Interlibrary Loan Office
    • Phone: 208-282-3127
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    • Phone: 208-282-3152
    • Email:
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    • Phone: 208-282-3248
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  • Idaho Health Science Desk
    • Phone: 208-282-4686
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