ILLiad is our interlibrary loan service. This service allows Marian University Library to borrow items from other libraries for current MU students, faculty, and staff.
Users will first need to register to use ILLiad with their Marian University credentials. Registration is easy, after logging in users can fill out the brief User Information section (including MU status and department). Once registered requests can be submitted (under New Request) according to type of material and referenced (under View) from the options in the left hand navigation area.
Additionally, requests can be made directly from the library catalog. Follow these instructions to request items from our catalog.
Hackelmeier Memorial Library participates in local, state, regional and national resource sharing programs to obtain materials for its patrons. This resource sharing service is known as interlibrary loan or ILL. Interlibrary loan is a library-to-library transaction; therefore all requests must be administered through a library. Requests can be initiated not only on our website and in the catalog, but also in databases such as EBSCO.
Interlibrary loan service is available to current Marian University faculty, staff and students. All others may submit requests through their local public libraries.
Before you submit a request:
Determine whether or not the library already owns the item you need. If we do not, the chances are likely that our catalog will have an additional items (articles typically) that will be closely related to your research topic.
Requests are usually processed within 24 hours of receipt by the interlibrary loan staff. Requests are verified and submitted electronically to a string of up to five potential suppliers. Users must allow a minimum of 10 days after submitting a request to receive material. Often, the item is received in much less time, but this can never be predicted. Peak borrowing periods, staff shortages, and the efficiency of the supplier, may influence the length of time needed.
The loan period for borrowed materials varies and is controlled by the supplier. Due dates are clearly marked on each borrowed item. Generally, libraries offer a two or three week loan period, with one renewal possible. Renewals must be requested before the due date of the current loan. Renewals are not automatically granted by the lender. Restrictions on the borrowed material will be indicated on a printed label attached to the item.
The following is a set of expectations and responsibilities when utilizing ILL at Marian University.