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What is Interlibrary loan?

Interlibrary loan is an important piece to accessing information that is not in the WMU Libraries Collection.

  • Interlibrary loan is a free service we offer to find books and articles from other libraries.
  • We use a system call Illiad (see image below) to manage most interlibrary loan requests.
  • Today we will set up an interlibrary loan account
  • I will demonstrate how different library search platforms interact with interlibrary loan. 

 

Setting up your Illiad Interlibrary Loan Account

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

What is Interlibrary loan?

Interlibrary loan is an important piece to accessing information that is not in the WMU Libraries Collection.

  • Interlibrary loan is a free service we offer to find books and articles from other libraries.
  • We use a system call Illiad (see image below) to manage most interlibrary loan requests.
  • Today we will set up an interlibrary loan account
  • I will demonstrate how different library search platforms interact with interlibrary loan. 
Using your Illiad account 
  • From the Library home page, go to Borrow and Request https://wmich.edu/library/borrow#borrow_other/
  • The first time you access this system you will be asked to verify your information. This is so different university systems can talk to each other (like email so we can send you notifications,  etc...) 
  • The menu on the left hand side is where you can place or find fulfilled requests.
  • To place a request, either manually enter the information you want to request in this platform or many platforms will import citation information in. I will demonstrate this in a few minutes. 

Image of interlibrary loan tools menyu on the left hand side of the screen.