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How to Request Materials Through Interlibrary Loan: Interlibrary Loan

This guide will walk you through how to request materials, free to you, through Interlibrary Loan!

Request Materials USU Libraries Doesn't Own (Interlibrary Loan)


There are a few ways to request materials through Interlibrary Loan found on the homepage of the Library homepage. If you do not have an Illiad account, you can create one by logging into Illiad with your A# and password and adding your contact information and preferences to your account.

USU library homepage: Services are found in the middle right section of the page. Request materials is the 3 link.

1. Once you get to the Request Materials login page, and you have the citation (name, author, etc) of the material login to your Interlibrary Loan account with your A# and password. 

ILLiad Login page.

2. Then on the ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan system) homepage click "Make a Request" in the upper right corner. 

See above info

3. Then select the type of material you would like to request such as "Book."

Drop down menu from make a request.

4. You'll then be asked to fill out the information about the item such as title, author, publication year, etc. Finally click submit request! 

Information page for making a request. See above info


1. When searching in library databases, use the "Article Linker: Check for Full-Text" button to access an article not available in that specific database. 

Article linker is located under all the information for an article

2. If the library doesn't have access to the article, you'll be taken to a page that informs you of additional ways to access the article. Click "Request PDF - Request via ILLiad" to get a, free to you, pdf version of the article within 48 hours.

When an article is not available: Item is not available online. Please us an option below to get it: See above info

3. You'll then need to login to your ILLiad account with your A# and password, and voila! The request will for the article will be filled out for you. Make sure you click "Submit Request" at the bottom of the form.

ILLiad request form page.

4. You'll get an email when your article is ready and you can access it from your Interlibrary Loan account.