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Interlibrary Loan: ILLiad

This guide will introduce you to Interlibrary loan (ILL), which is a service that allows one library to borrow materials that are owned by another library. It is intended to provide materials for scholarly research and to supplement classroom learning.

Using ILLiad for Interlibrary Loan

Using ILLiad for Interlibrary Loan 

Still can't find it?

If you have searched both Westcat and I-Share and still are having trouble finding your materials, you can use the ILLiad tool. ILLiad lets you request items from other libraries. You don't need a separate account, just use your ECOM login and password. Materials requested through ILLiad are processed by ILL staff.

If you need some additional assistance, Ask-A-Librarian or contact the Circulation Desk Staff.

Ordering Items Using ILLiad


1.   Go to WIU’s library page.
2.   Access the sidebar on the left side.
3.   Click or hover your mouse on the 'ILL/E-Reserves/Renewals tab'.
4.   Click on 'ILLiad Logon'.
5.   Enter your ECom Username and Password.
6.   Click Create Request.
7.   Select the type of item you are requesting, choose either:
8.   Copy of a Journal Article or Book Chapter OR Loan of a Book or Media Items.
9.   In the form fields fill in as much information as you can about the item.
10. Click Submit the Request.

The video below shows the complete process for ordering items using ILLiad from start to finish. Remember, always make sure your item is not available at WIU or I-Share libraries before ordering!