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ILLiad | InterLibrary Loan Navigation

What is ILLiad

We can borrow books & articles from other Libraries for you!

If the book or article you're looking for is not owned by the Wolfgram Library then you need the services of Interlibrary Loan. This service obtains materials from other libraries on your behalf.

There are multiple ways for you to make an InterLibrary Loan Request. You can choose to navigate directly to the ILLiad System to submit a request or you can utilize one of the ILLiad | InterLibrary Loan links that are embedded throughout the majority of the library's resources.

FAQ's

Who can use the InterLibrary Loan Service?

Main campus graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and staff who have an active library patron record* (with a barcode) are eligible for this service. 

Do I have to register before I can use InterLibrary Loan?

Yes. Registration through the ILLiad system is required prior to making your first request. You will need your library barcode number located on the back of your Widener ID to make an account. If you do not have an ID, contact the 1CardOffice.

Is the InterLibrary Loan Service free?

Yes. This is a free service the library offers to all Widener students, faculty and staff.

How long does it take to receive the requested materials?

Electronic delivery of Article requests is usually completed within 48-72 hours or in general, a few days. Books are usually filled within 5-7 days. You will receive an email notification once they arrive.

What types of items can you request?

You can request electronic journal articles and print books.

ILLiad | InterLibrary Loan Restrictions

  • Interlibrary Loan cannot be used to request textbooks.
  • Whole issues of journals may not be requested, only individual articles.
  • Each person is limited to 30 active requests at a time. This means that if you request 30 items at one time, you must wait until 1 item has arrived before you can request another. 
  • You are responsible for full replacement costs if material is damaged or lost.
  •  Only Distance Education Students will have their Book requests mailed directly to them. Make sure you specify that you are a Distance Education Student in the "Note" section of the ILLiad request.
  • Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact Resource Sharing Coordinator for further information at 610-449-4070.
  • Due to USPS limitations, we cannot request books from overseas.