ILLiad is the electronic system you use to request an item through Interlibrary Loan.
You will find it easier to submit your interlibrary loan requests. With ILLiad, you enter your name, address, and other personal information into the system only once, at the time of your first request.
Your request will be handled more rapidly and accurately as problems relating to misinterpretation of hand-written requests are eliminated.
You can get many of your photocopies more quickly through electronic delivery.
You can get information about the status of your request online at any time from any location without having to call the Arnold Library.
Library personnel are able to serve you better because all data about your request and its handling is stored in a searchable database. We are able to respond quickly to your inquiries about your request. We are also able to gather statistical information about the performance of the libraries that lend to us, enabling us to make better decisions when choosing a lender to supply an item.
Your username and password allows us to give you secure access to information about your interlibrary loan requests. We use HutchNet ID to simplify your experience and reduce the number of unique IDs and passwords in your life.
You need a modern web browser that can handle forms, tables, and preferably Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). We find that IE is the most problematic and recommend Chrome or Firefox if possible.
Yes. Web browsers cache information and create a history file on the local workstation. This allows a subsequent user of the workstation to access the system under your name using the browser's Back button to recall a page from the cache, or by finding a page with your personal information in the browser's history file. If you are concerned about the security of your interlibrary loan requests, you can take the following steps:
From time to time we purge older records from ILLiad. Our policy is to keep requests online for 60 days from the date of posting in order to comply with record keeping requirements of the copyright law.
If, prior to this time, you no longer require the use of an article, you may delete it using the "Delete" link to the right of the article information.
In the event that you accidentally delete an article from ILLiad, you may undelete articles from within the system or e-mail us at email@example.com to have them reset.
System Problems or Interlibrary Loan Questions: Call 206.667.4314 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The technology that we use sends a Session ID to be stored on your machine. You can refuse this cookie and still be able to use ILLiad without any problems.
First-time users are required to register.
Do you want to request something you found in PubMed? You can quickly make a request without the trouble of entering all the citation data!
Track all ILL requests in ILLiad using the options in the column to the far left, under the View heading.
Request Status Definitions:
An automated email will notify you that the requested ILL / Document Delivery materials are ready.
Most articles and book chapters will be posted as PDF files to your ILLiad account. To access them in ILLiad:
Warning Please note that the PDF file is only accessible for 60 days; if you want to keep it, you must save it to your own computer or flash drive.
Books and other physical materials will be available to pick up in the Arnold Library (behind the Info Desk). Delivery is also available through interoffice mail.