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Interlibrary Loan & ILLiad: ILLiad Requests

A guide to obtaining books, articles, scores, and other material that is not owned the Roosevelt University Library

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Before submitting a request for a book or article through ILLiad, please check to be sure it is not available in the RU Library collection or freely available online. For books, check the RU Catalog and I-Share Catalog. For articles, search for the article title in the Search Almost Everything tool or in Google Scholar.

How to submit a request


If the book you need is not available in the RU Catalog or I-Share Catalog, search the WorldCat catalog. When you have found your book, click the ILLiad button:

    ILLiad request button   

    You will be prompted to log in to your ILLiad account. Once you log in, the citation information should import automatically into the form. If the form does not automatically populate you may need to fill it out yourself.

    Multiple Volume Sets: Submit only one request but specify the specific volume(s) needed.

    Textbooks and Required Course Materials: Requests for textbooks will be cancelled. See our Textbooks & Required Course Materials Policy.

    To manually submit a request, login to ILLiad and click the book request form.


    When searching the library's databases for articles, you will see a 360 Link to Full Text icon when an article is not available in that specific database. Clicking that icon will show whether the article is available in another database, in print, or on microform.

    If the article is not held by Roosevelt University, you will see a link that says Request this item through interlibrary loan. Click the link, login to your ILLiad account, and the request form will automatically import the citation information for your article.

    To manually submit a request, login to ILLiad and click the article request form.

      Accessing Your Requests

      Books, Scores, and other physical media

      • Books and other physical media will be available to pick up at the circulation desk of the library location you choose. You will get an email notifying you when the book or other media is ready to be picked up.

      Articles & Book Chapters

      • Articles and book chapters will be posted as PDF files to your ILLiad account. To access them, login to your ILLiad account and click Electronically Received Articles. Please note that the PDF file is only accessible for 30 days; if you want to keep it, you must print it or save it.

      Renewing Books with ILLiad

      Renewals are granted at the discretion of the lending library. You may attempt to renew a book with your ILLiad account no sooner than 14 days before the book is due and no later than one day after the book's due date.

      To request a renewal:

      ILLiad Book Renewal

      • Click the Renew Request link

      ILLiad Book Renewal


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