Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014     Views: 31

Yes, you can request materials from other libraries by using our ILLIAD Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system. Just go to the Library Home Page (www.iup.edu/library), click on "Books and More" and select the "ILLIAD (Interlibrary Loan)" option. This takes you to the ILLIAD login page. You must be a registered user of ILLIAD in order to make requests. If you don't already have a user ID and password, just follow the "First Time Users" link. This will take you to a page that explains that system and has a "First Time Users Click Here" button at the bottom. Just click that button to get the registration page. Fill in your contact information (you also get to specify your user ID and password)and click the "Submit" button. You'll be immediately registered and taken to the main ILLIAD page. On the main ILLIAD page, you'll find options to "Request a Photocopy" (used for articles, book chapters and other materials) and "Request a Book". Just select the appropriate request form and fill in as much information about the material as you can. Once you submit the form, our ILL staff will contact a library that has the information and request a loan or copy of the material for you to use. The turnaround time is about 3-6 working days. You'll receive an e-mail message when the material is available. Since you were using WorldCat to identify the material you needed, it would be helpful if you include the "OCLC Number" that is listed on the WorldCat record with your request. You can enter it in the Notes field on the request form. That will help our staff identify the exact material you need and expedite the request.

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