- What is Interlibrary Loan?
- What is ILLiad? How do I log in?
- What does it cost?
- Who is eligible?
- What services are available to Distance Students?
- How long does it take to receive materials?
- What other types of material can interlibrary loan provide?
- What cannot be borrowed through interlibrary loan?
- How do I submit a request?
- How will I be notified?
- Can interlibrary loan material be renewed?
- How do I return materials?
- What if I forget my ILLiad password?
- Copyright statement
On-campus students, before you register, make sure you have a library bar code on your Loyola ID. Stop by the Learning Commons Desk to get yours today!
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service through which books, articles and other materials not owned by Loyola University Libraries may be requested from other libraries or commercial document suppliers.
ILL requests must be submitted through ILLiad. ILLiad is a web-based system that allows you to create your own interlibrary loan account and easily request books, articles and other items that are not owned by Loyola's library. 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. Here's a brief video tutorial about how to sign up.
If you forget your ILLiad password, click on the Forgot Password link on the login page. Your password will be reset and emailed to you.
There is no charge for Interlibrary Loan requests.
ILL is available to Loyola faculty, currently-enrolled students, and staff engaged in scholarly research. Law students and faculty are required to use services provided by the Law Library. We will be unable to obtain articles and books for you if you have more than $15.00 in current library fines. You must also have a library-issued bar code on your Loyola ID. If you don't have one, stop by the Learning Commons Desk to get one. Please see the Distance Students page for additional information. Interlibrary loan service is not available for alumni; your local public library can provide ILL service for you.
The Monroe Library's Distance Library Services (DLS) provides the same services and materials to distance learners as on-campus students. DLS also works with faculty who teach distance students to promote and deliver library services. DLS primarily serves students enrolled in LIMEX and the School of Nursing's Distance Learning Programs; however, any Loyola student enrolled in an online class living outside the metro area can contact Distance Library Services for assistance.
If you find a citation for an article that the Monroe Library has in print; please request it through ILLiad. Disregard the statement within ILLiad that items in the library's collection cannot be requested through ILLiad; this does not apply to distance learners! We will scan the article and send it to you electronically.
If you find a citation for an article that the Monroe Library does not have in print or access to electronically, please request it through ILLiad. We will attempt to borrow it from another library, and will send the article to you electronically.
If you find a citation for a book that the Monroe Library has, please request it through ILLiad. Disregard the statement within ILLiad that items in the library’s collection cannot be requested through ILLiad; this does not apply to distance learners! We will mail the book at no cost to you; the charge for mailing the book back is your responsibility and you can use Media Mail or Library Book rate.
If you find a citation for a book the Monroe Library does not have, the library will not be able to borrow it from another library and send it to you. This is due to time restrictions. If it is a book you think the library should have, please suggest it for purchase. You may also check with your local public library; often, they are able to borrow materials through interlibrary loan for local patrons.
Articles will be delivered to you electronically, rather than through the mail. No more than five Monroe Library books are sent out to a student at a time. The time it takes to deliver materials can vary. Articles within the library's collection are generally delivered within three business days (Monday-Friday). Books from our collection are generally sent via UPS Second Day Air once the request has been processed. If you need articles or books from our collection more quickly, please put a note in your ILLiad request, and we will attempt to honor rush requests.
The length of time involved in obtaining material varies considerably, and cannot be guaranteed. Articles can arrive within two to five days, but may take longer. Books can be expected to arrive within two to three weeks, but may take longer. Special requests for RUSH service may be honored. Contact the Interlibrary Loan service at 504-864-7137 or email@example.com.
In addition to books and articles, ILL makes every effort to obtain:
Dissertations & Theses
For a variety of reasons, it may be difficult to borrow a copy of a thesis or dissertation. Check with the Interlibrary Loan Coordinator to see if the item you want is available, or for information about other ways to obtain this type of material.
Rare Books & Manuscripts
Libraries rarely loan rare books or manuscripts. More frequently, they will provide photocopies or microfilm of the material. Interlibrary Loan will process these requests and may pass any direct costs to patrons.
Some libraries will loan federal or state government documents. Check with the Interlibrary Loan office before submitting a request.
Due to restrictions outlined in the National Interlibrary Loan Code, 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 will not borrow textbooks currently in use according to the bookstore.
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.
ILL requests must be submitted through ILLiad. ILLiad is a web-based system that allows you to create your own interlibrary loan account and easily requests books, articles and other items that are not owned by Loyola's library. You can even use ILLiad to track the status of your requests, edit requests and renew materials 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. If you forget your username and password, contact the interlibrary loan office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-864-7137.
You will be notified by phone, mail or e-mail as soon as your material is received. Books may be picked up at the Circulation Desk. Due dates for books are set by the lending library. Overdue fines are $1.00 per day. Photocopies of articles are delivered electronically through ILLiad.
Requests for renewals must be made through ILLiad at least one day before books are due. Renewals cannot be requested more than one week before the due date and are granted at the discretion of the lending library. ILL books are not renewed with other regular library books that are checked out. Your due date is listed on the paper band attached to the front of the book. Please read the information on the band completely and carefully. Consult the video tutorial for a demonstration. Contact us if you have any questions at 504-864-7137.
Materials must be returned directly to the Learning Commons desk on the first floor of the Monroe Library. Overdue fines are $1.00 a day. DO NOT use the book drop to return interlibrary loan books.
If you forget your ILLiad password, click on the Forgot Password link on the login page. Your password will be reset and emailed to you. You can change your password the next time you logon to ILLiad.
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 for purposes 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 judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.