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New to Interlibrary Loan?

Image of booksIn addition to the many resources available from the UI&U Library, current students, faculty, and staff can request articles and book chapters using the library’s free Interlibrary Loan Service, ILLiad. With OneSearch, placing a request is easy. Just select “Request through interlibrary loan,” and OneSearch will fill in the citation information for you. Verify that the information is correct, and click Submit Request. If the library is able to borrow the article or book chapter, it will be delivered electronically to your email, usually within one week.

Note: The first time you use interlibrary loan, you will need to create an ILLiad account:

  • From the Library Website, select the Interlibrary Loan Tab.
  • Select “Create an Account or Place a Request.”
  • You will be directed to login using your Union ID# and password.
  • Next, enter your contact information, and select “Submit Information.”

Now, you are ready to begin using Interlibrary services! From this page, you can view outstanding requests, submit requests, and update your contact information, if needed. Need additional assistance? Check out the library’s Interlibrary Loan FAQs or Contact a Librarian.