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Interlibrary Loan and ILLiad: ILL Request Tips

ILL Request Tips

Filling out ILLiad request forms

ILLiad requests often can be created directly through information you find on the library website.  For example, if you find an article through a particular database and the Kraemer Library does not nave full-text access to the article, there will be an option to request the item through Interlibrary Loan.  You will be taken to the ILLiad account logon page and after logging on the request will auto-populate the citation information in the form.  The same process will apply if you find a book on WorldCat and it is not owned by the Kraemer Family Library.

If you fill out a request manually, providing as much information as possible is helpful in processing requests in a timely manner. The inclusion of an ISBN and the edition needed for a loan is extremely beneficial as is the case for article requests that have full citation information, such as author name(s), article title, journal/book title, volume/issue number, ISSN, date and pages.  However, simply enter N/A if the form requires any information that you do not have.

Check other resources before placing ILLiad requests

It may be helpful to check other resources like the library catalog, electronic databases, and even Google before placing requests.  In the event the library owns the loan or article you need you can access it immediately rather than having the ILL department process your request.