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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Use this guide to learn about Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and how to request items from other libraries.

When Will I Receive My Items and Where Do I Pick Up and Return Them?

You will be notified by email when your materials arrive.

  • Articles and electronic materials generally arrive within 1-3 days and will be posted to your ILL Account.
  • Books and physical items usually arrive within 2-7 days depending on the location of the lending library and type of material.  They may be picked up and returned at the Service Desk.

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.

Interlibrary Loan Manager

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Tonya Moore
Contact:
540-464-7570

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