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HI-200 Col. Wilkinson: Borrow What VMI Doesn't Own (Interlibrary Loan)

This guide is designed as a starting point for doing research in the many areas of history.

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service offered by Preston Library that allows current VMI faculty, staff and cadets to borrow books, book chapters, articles, reports and other materials from other libraries when they are not available in Preston Library's collection.   ILL accounts have already been created for our users so you will only need to log in at https://illiad.vmi.edu to submit a borrowing request.

Preston Library absorbs any fees charged for providing ILL services so there is no cost to the user and there is no limit to the number of requests you may submit.

 

How to Submit ILL Requests

There are several ways to submit ILL requests:

Manually submitting requests:

  • You may logon to your account using your network username and password at:  https://illiad.vmi.edu and complete and submit the appropriate request form

  • Select Interlibrary Loan from the Quick Links list on the Library's webpage

 

  • You may also select Interlibrary Loan from the Library Links drop down menu located in the upper right hand corner of the catalog search results page.

Requesting items from the library catalog :

  • Enter the title of the item you are seeking in the library’s catalog search box and select  to search for the item.

  • When you receive your search result and have verified that Preston Library does not have the item available, change the Libraries to search from Virginia Military Institute to Libraries Worldwide using options located on the left hand side of the webpage.   You may also limit by format type to refine your search.

  • Open the record of the item you are seeking and select

  • You will be taken to the ILL Logon page.  Logon using your network username and password and a pre-populated interlibrary loan request will be generated.  Review the information and select Submit Request.

 

Requesting items from a library database:

  • Once you have discovered the item you are seeking and found that it is not available at Preston Library, select the  or  button.

  • You will be taken to the ILL Logon page.  Logon using your network username and password and a pre-populated interlibrary loan request will be generated.  Review the information and select Submit Request.

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