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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)

IF YOU HAVE A CITATION

1. There are a few ways to request materials through Interlibrary Loan. If you have the citation (name, author, etc) of the material login to your Interlibrary Loan account with your A# and password. 

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

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

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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! 

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REQUEST ARTICLES THROUGH ARTICLE LINKER

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. 

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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.

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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.

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

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