Archive for the ‘ILL’ Category

ILLiad unavailable April 12, 9:00 pm to 1:00 am

The ILLiad interlibrary loan request and delivery system will be undergoing maintenance this coming Thursday, April 12.  It will be out of service during that period, and web pages will not be available.  New requests cannot be made, nor articles delivered, nor any other online ILL service available during this period.  Books can still be picked up at the Learning Commons Desk.  We apologize for the service interruption but the service should be back up by 1:00 am Friday, April 13.  If you have any questions contact Jim Hobbs, ILL supervisor at 504-864-7126 or

ILLiad out Sat., Jan. 28, 2017

The ILLiad interlibrary loan request and delivery service will be unavailable Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 8:59 am through 1:00 pm for software upgrade.  Please plan to use the service before or after the outage.  If you have questions, contact the interlibrary loan office at 504-864-7137 or  You can also contact the interlibrary loan supervisor, Jim Hobbs, at 504-864-7126 or

ILLiad out June 24, 2016 8pm to midnight

The ILLiad system is undergoing maintenance this coming Friday, June 25, 2016 and will be down from about 7:59 pm until midnight Central Time.  Please make requests and pick up materials either before or after that time.  Thank you.

Interlibrary Loan

What Is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) gets books, articles and other materials not owned by the Monroe Library for your use.  There is no charge for requests.  ILL is available to Loyola current faculty, students, and staff engaged in scholarly research. (Law students and faculty are required to use services provided by the Law Library.) You must have a library-issued bar code on your Loyola ID and less than $15.00 in current library fines.

The length of time to obtain material varies.  Articles can arrive within two to five days, but may take longer. Books usually arrive within one to six weeks. The sooner you request them, the sooner you’ll have them!

Requests go through ILLiad, a web-based system. You can even use ILLiad to track the status of your requests, edit requests and request renewals online!  To become an ILLiad user, create an account by clicking on the “First Time Users” link on the ILLiad main page. You must select a username and password. You’ll only need to do this once.

We are unable to accept requests for materials that are owned by the Loyola University Library. These include books on reserve, books checked out, and non-circulating material. We will request books that have been declared lost or copies of articles from journals that are missing or at the bindery.  We do not borrow textbooks currently in use. Before filling out a request, be sure to check the library’s online catalog to make sure Loyola doesn’t own the material you need.  Or ask a reference librarian for help in finding material on your topic.

What is interlibrary loan?

Interlibrary loan provides access to materials not owned or available through the Monroe Library.  We can borrow books and get copies of articles, book chapters and dissertations.  It’s free for you, and you can learn more here: