Interlibrary Loan

If you are interested in requesting a new microfilm loan or oral history transcript you must work with your librarian, who will make the request on the Archives of American Art research request system.

For ILL librarians:

All requests are subject to the following conditions:

  • Requests must be submitted by a librarian, who has registered for an account at
  • Materials are for in-library use only.
  • Microfilm requests are limited to 8 reels per patron.
  • Each distinct collection or interview requires a separate form. 
  • Microfilm and transcripts are sent via U.S. Postal Service and are due back to the Archives' one month from the shipping date.
  • A two week renewal may be granted if the Archives receives your renewal request before the due date. To request renewal, please send an email to with the subject line “ILL renewal.”
  • There is no charge for this service.
  • Copyright laws apply to all requests.

Questions? Contact the Interlibrary Loan Coordinator at (202) 633-7950 or contact us via Ask a Reference Question.