Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery

Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery is a resource sharing service for Bowdoin College students, faculty and staff that provides loans and digital delivery of materials not available at Bowdoin from libraries around the world.

To request books, CDs, DVDs, & dissertations:


Borrow it through the Colby, Bates and Bowdoin catalog (2-3 day delivery)


Borrow it through Maine’s statewide catalog, including Colby and Bates (2-5 day delivery)

Interlibrary Loan

Borrow it from a library worldwide (3-14 day delivery)

To request articles & book chapters:

Interlibrary Loan

Digital delivery from a library worldwide (1-10 day delivery)

Bowdoin Digital Delivery

Digital delivery from Bowdoin’s print collection for faculty, staff and study away students. (1-2 day delivery)

To check on the status of your request or to renew an item: