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Interlibrary Loan

Request Articles, Books, and Book Chapters via Interlibrary Loan.

What is ILLiad? 

ILLiad allows patrons to place requests for books, book chapters, articles, media, and more. ILLiad should be used to request items from within the University Libraries Collections as well as items not owned by the University Libraries. Interlibrary Loan staff review the requests and the items are filled from within the libraries’ collection or the item is ordered from appropriate lenders found within the United States. When the item arrives, the patron is notified via email.

Book and Multimedia Requests

For physical materials it can take about one week (7 days) for items to be delivered to the University Campus Library. However, if the item title is very popular, of a newer copyright, or is not owned by many libraries it can take up to two weeks to receive the request. 

Physical requests will either be placed on hold for on campus patrons, or the item will be mailed to 100% online or off campus patrons, and we will use UPS as our delivery service. 

Article and Book Chapter Requests

Articles and book chapter requests are electronically received and are generally filled within 24-48 hours. However, if the item title is not owned by many libraries it can take up to two weeks to receive the request electronically.

Requested articles and book chapters are delivered directly to your ILLiad account. You must log in to ILLiad in order to view delivered articles. Articles will remain accessible in your ILLiad account for 90 days.

More Information...

  • There is no limit to the number of ILL requests. 
  • Availability of ILL depends on other libraries and is not guaranteed. 
  • The lending library sets the loan period and any restrictions on materials. 
  • Renewal requests may be made by phone or email
  • ILL Patrons should honor due dates and renewal requests.   
  • Materials must be returned to the campus library by the due date. 
  • Lost, late, or damaged materials jeopardize PennWest’s borrowing privileges. 
  • More difficult items could take as long as two to four weeks, so please plan ahead. The time it takes depends on how many libraries own the item and their delivery methods. 
  • You will be notified if a request cannot be filled.