Interlibrary Loan obtains research materials from lending partners throughout the United States and internationally. The time needed to fill a request depends on the type of material requested and the location of the lending partner sending the requested materials.

There are a couple methods for requesting articles in ILLiad.

  1. Sign into ILLiad, click “Article or Other Copy” under ‘Select a New Request’ on the left side of your screen (See image area 1) and manually fill in the required fields. Click ‘Submit Request’ at the bottom when done.
    1. Note: If you have the DOI for the article, enter it in the DOI box. Clicking “Resolve DOI” will auto-populate the form with the citation information. (See image area 2)
  1. Request the full text article directly in Search@UW or a database by clicking the “Request a Copy” link or “Get It” button. Using these links will auto-populate the ILLiad form with the citation information. Double check the information before submitting the request because it is not always 100% accurate. Click ‘Submit Request’ at the bottom when done.

For either request method:

  • Please submit only one article or chapter per request. If you need more than one chapter from the same book, submit a separate request for each chapter.
  • Instructors, please let us know if this article/book chapter will be used in your Canvas course by selecting ‘Yes’ from the drop-down menu.
  • Articles and copies are delivered electronically. When a request is delivered, the ILL staff will notify you via email with a link to the article.

You can request Books and other items directly in ILLiad. Please note, that some textbooks, Standards (ISO, ASTM, etc.) and audio-visual media may be difficult to borrow

  1. Sign into ILLiad, click “Book or Other Loan” under ‘Select a New Request’ on the left side of your screen.
  1. Fill in the required fields indicated with a red asterisk. If you’d like the ILL staff to know additional information about your request that is not in any field, feel free to type it in the Notes section toward the bottom of your screen.
    1. If you found the item in WorldCat, copy and paste the item details from the WorldCat record or manually enter it from the item’s citation into the appropriate ILLiad request form. Fill out all the required fields, this will speed up the process. Please paste the URL of the item in the notes field.
    2. If you need a specific edition of a title, please include the edition number and/or publication year.
  2. The ILL staff will notify you via email when any ILL item you have requested has arrived and is ready for pick up.

Copyright Restrictions
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research”. If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use”, that user may be liable for copyright infringement.This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.