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New ILL

Information about our new interlibrary loan system

The library will be migrating to a new interlibrary loan system in July 2022.

The new system has several advantages including:

  • Automation - quicker turnaround times for most requests
  • Centralization - all your items checked out from MU Libraries, PALNI schools, or interlibrary loan will be accessible in My Library Account. 

After July 6, 2022, users will no longer submit request for interlibrary loan through Illiad. All new requests will need to go through our new system. 

How to submit an interlibrary loan

To submit an interlibrary loan request, 

  1. Start in our catalog
  2. Search for item and click on the title of the item you want
    Red arrow pointing to the title of a book in library catalog

     
  3. If the library does not have the item, click on the blue request item on the right side of the screen.
    Red arrow pointing to a blue button with the word request it on it

     
  4. Complete the form and click submit. 

How to submit an interlibrary loan in a database

To submit an interlibrary loan request, 

  1. Start in one of our databases
  2. Search for item you want. If we do not have access to the article in that database, you will see a yellow M Find it button. 

     
  3. Click on the button. If we have access to the article in another database, a page will show up with a link to the article. Click the link to access it. 
  4. If we do not have access to the article in any of our database, click on the Get It button.

     
  5. Complete the form and click submit. 

Article received in Illiad - before July 6, 2022

We are unable to migrate your received articles from Illiad to our new system. 

Requests received before July 6, 2022 will be accessible only in Illiad. They will remain accessible in Illiad until Aug 1, 2022. Users will have 30 days to retrieve those articles. Requests for articles or book chapters that have not yet come in will be sent to our new system and can be accessed through your My Library Account. 

Please make sure you download your received articles before August 1, 2022.

Article received in new system - on or after July 6, 2022

Requests received on or after July 6, 2022 will be accessible via a link emailed to you or in My Library Account.

To access articles: 

  1. Log in to My Library Account
  2. Click Requests
    Red arrow pointing to the word requests
  3. Scroll down to find your specific request
  4. Click on Available to View to download the article.
    Red arrow pointing to

Articles will remain available for 30 days.

Books borrowed through interlibrary loan

Users can manage their interlibrary loans in My Library Account

A list of all your books, media, and article requested can be found under Requests.

  • To request a renewal, click the blue Renew Request button.


 

Clicking renew will send a request to the loaning library. Loaning libraries determine the due date of the item and approve or deny the request. You will receive an email notification informing you of their decision.

Request history

We are unable to migrate your request history from ILLiad. If you want a copy of your request history, please make sure you print your request history before August 1, 2022. 

To access your request history, 

  1. Log in to Illiad
  2. Navigate to View All Request

     
  3. Copy and paste your requests into a new document to save your information.

Questions

If you have any questions about our new interlibrary loan system, please contact us at ill@marian.edu