NOTICE DETOUR TO LIBRARY PARKING LOT: From York Road, take Notre Dame Lane west and then through Ahern/McCauley Court. The gate is open.


The Library/USMAI

Current Loyola University of Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University faculty, staff and students can borrow books and media from Loyola Notre Dame Library and the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI). There is an exception for reference books, some special collections, and media.

Materials can be picked up in person at any USMAI library or can be delivered to the Loyola Notre Dame Library or another USMAI library by placing a request.


Undergraduate Students

  • Loan period: Four weeks (Books), 3-4 days (CDs/DVDs/VHS)
  • ID required: Student ID
  • Renewals allowed: 1
  • Item Limit: 50 (Books), 5 (CDs/DVDs/VHS)
  • Equipment loans: Yes
  • USMAI privileges: Yes
  • Access to eResources: Onsite and remote access

Graduate Students

  • Loan period: 4 months (Books), 5 days (CDs/DVDs/VHS)
  • ID required: Student ID
  • Renewals allowed: 1
  • Item limit: 50 (Books), 5 (CDs/DVDs/VHS)
  • Equipment loans: Yes
  • USMAI privileges: Yes
  • Access to eResources: Onsite and remote access


  • Loan period: 4 months (Books), 7 days (CDs/DVDs/VHS)
  • ID required: Faculty ID
  • Renewals allowed: 2
  • Item limit: 200 (Books), 7 (CDs/DVDs/VHS)
  • Equipment loans: Yes
  • USMAI privileges: Yes
  • Access to eResources: Onsite and remote access


  • Loan period: Four weeks (Books), 3-4 days (CDs/DVDs/VHS)
  • ID required: Student/Staff ID
  • Renewals allowed: 1 
  • Item Limit: 50 (Books), 5 (CDs/DVDs/VHS)
  • Equipment loans: Yes
  • USMAI privileges: Yes
  • Access to eResources: Onsite and remote access

Friends of the Library

  • Loan period: 6 weeks (Books), CD/DVD/VHS use on-site only
  • ID required: Valid ID and Friends of the Library borrower’s card
  • Renewals allowed: 0
  • Item Limit: 10 (Books)
  • Equipment loans: No
  • USMAI privileges: No
  • Access to eResources: Onsite access

Loyola or Notre Dame Emeritus Faculty

  • Loan period: 4 months (Books), 7 days (CDs/DVDs/VHS)
  • ID required: Faculty ID
  • Renewals allowed: 2
  • Item limit: 200 (Books), 7 (Multimedia)
  • Equipment loans: Yes
  • USMAI privileges: Yes
  • Access to eResources: Onsite access

Returning Materials

Loyola Notre Dame Library and USMAI Library materials can be returned to the library desk on the first floor, the book drop outside of the library, or to any USMAI library. Library equipment and media and Interlibrary Loan materials must be returned to the library desk on the first floor. 

Fines and Fees

Loyola Notre Dame Library books and media: no fines (except equipment)

Loyola Notre Dame Library equipment

Items borrowed from USMAI libraries: 

  • Fines are accrued if materials are not returned or renewed by their due date 
  • Fees may apply for lost or damaged items
  • Fines and fees are owed to the lending library 
    • Borrowers will receive an email with instructions to pay the institution that owns the material. If borrowers do not provide an email address, a letter will be mailed.
    • If you have returned USMAI items late and have not received a bill from the lending library, contact that library (USMAI Libraries list below) to confirm that you do not owe fines or fees. 
    • Notices are sent as a courtesy. Failure to get a notice does not change the obligation of the borrower to return or renew the material on time. The borrower is responsible for updating their contact information.
    • Unpaid fines or fees are turned over to the State of Maryland’s Central Collection Unit, which may refer the debt to an outside collection service.

Interlibrary Loan materials can accrue fines and fees. 

Placing Holds for Materials Already Checked Out

If you need an item already checked out by another borrower, you can request the item through the catalog, which will initiate a recall process. When the current borrower returns the item, it will be placed on hold for you. 

Items you check out may be requested by another borrower. When this process is initiated, a notice with the new due date is sent and you will be asked to return the item to the library.

USMAI Libraries

Bowie State University
Circ: 301-860-3870
Center for Environmental Science

Main: 410-326-7287
Coppin State University
Main: 410-951-3400
Frostburg State University
Main: 301-687-4395
Morgan State University
Main: 443-885-3477
St. Mary's College of Maryland

Main: 240-895-4264
Salisbury University

Main: 410-543-6130
Towson University

Main: 410-704-2461
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
Main: 410-455-2232
University of Baltimore Langsdale Library
Main: 410-837-4260
University of Baltimore Law Library
Main: 410-837-4559
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Main: 410-651-2200
University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library
Main: 410-706-7995
University of Maryland Law Library
Main: 410-706-7214
University of Maryland University College
Main: 240-684-2020 

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is a service available to current Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University students, faculty and staff.

Patrons can:

  • Obtain articles, books, and book chapters not available at Loyola Notre Dame Library 
  • Request physical books not available in the catalog

Interlibrary Loan Account (ILLiad) New User Registration

First time users must complete a new user registration.


  • Enables delivery of materials to your account or a preferred physical location
  • Provides information about request status
  • Tracks history

Your username and password will be used to log in to your Interlibrary Loan account. Using your university-associated email address and single sign-on is suggested.

Get assistance with registration

Once you are logged in to your Interlibrary Loan account (ILLiad), you can:

  • Request books, book chapters, and articles
  • Check the status of requests
  • Retrieve electronically delivered items
  • View checked out Interlibrary Loan items and due dates 
  • Cancel requests
  • View past requests

Interlibrary Loan may not be used to request textbooks.

Requesting Interlibrary Loans

You may request items by using:

  • The “Request through Interlibrary Loan” links available in Seeker and other database search results
  • The Interlibrary Loan quick link

Retrieve username and Reset password


An email alert will inform you when items have been delivered and are ready for pick-up. 

Articles, book chapter, and other digital materials will:

  • Usually be delivered within 24 hours 
  • Be available as a PDF for download through your Interlibrary Loan account (ILLiad) for 30 days 

Books and other physical items will: 

  • Take about one to two weeks to arrive
  • Be delivered to your specified delivery location
  • Be available for pick-up until the due date

Loan Periods and Renewals

Loan periods and renewal for physical items vary according to the lending library, but the majority range from four to twelve weeks. The interlibrary loan slip will identify the loan period for each item and whether it is eligible for renewal. Due dates can be verified in your Interlibrary Loan account (ILLiad). 

To renew items:

Interlibrary Loan and Copyright

Interlibrary loan is governed by United States copyright law and the borrower assumes certain responsibilities:

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfilment of the order would involve violation of copyright law. 

For comprehensive information, see the Copyright & Fair Use site maintained by Stanford University Libraries.

See Copyright Information Center for additional information.

Questions? Comments?


Other Libraries

Baltimore Academic Library Consortium (BALC)

Students, faculty and staff of the Loyola and Notre Dame may go to any BALC institution to borrow materials with their institutional ID.

Goucher College
Main: 410-337-6360 
McDaniel College
Main: 410-857-2281 
Maryland Institute College of Art
Circ: 410-225-2272 
Stevenson University Library
Main: 1-877-468-6852 

Other Local Libraries

You may obtain a card and borrow items from Enoch Pratt Free Library and other public libraries in Maryland. However, for other libraries on this list, you can use materials in the library but may not borrow them.

Baltimore City Community College
Main: 410-462-8300 
Enoch Pratt Free Library
(Loyola and Notre Dame students may obtain cards)
Main: 410-396-5430 
Johns Hopkins University
Eisenhower/Main Campus
Main: 410-516-8335 
Welch Library (Medical)
Main: 410-955-3410
Peabody Libraries (Music)
Main: 410-234-4943 
St. Mary's Seminary
Main: 410-864-3626

Other Library Resources

Library of Congress
Main: 202-707-5000 
SAILOR (libraries)
Link-map for Maryland public, academic and other libraries  
OCLC Worldwide Combined Catalog 
SAILOR (general)
Links to Maryland libraries and other areas of interest