Have you found an abstract for the perfect journal article, but can’t find the full text? Are you looking for a book that we don’t have in our collection? Let us find them for you at another library.

If you’ve never requested an interlibrary loan before, you’ll need to set up an “ILLiad” account – ILLiad is the management system we use to request, receive and monitor interlibrary loan articles and books. To set up an account, go to our interlibrary loan page which is linked to the library home page. Click where you see the link for first time users and fill out the New User Registration form. After you’ve submitted the form, you’re ready to make request for articles or books using online request forms.

To request an article, you’ll need the title of the magazine, journal or newspaper; the date and/or volume and issue #, page numbers, author (if there is one), and title of the article. Most articles will be delivered to you via email, sometimes even the same day you request them!

To request a book, you’ll need the title and author (if there is one). Publisher and year of publication are helpful too. Books from local libraries are delivered via a van service, so they usually take 2 days to a week to arrive. If the books come from libraries outside our immediate area, they will be coming through the mail so you will need to allow 1-2 weeks for them to get here. You will receive an email when your book arrives asking you to come pick it up at the library front desk.

If you would like us to try to get a DVD or video for you, make your request using the online book request form and just add DVD or video after the title. It is harder for us to get audiovisual items through interlibrary loan because many libraries don’t want to lend them. But we will try to get what you need!


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