Q. What is Interlibrary Loan and how do I use it?
What is Interlibrary Loan?
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that makes materials that are not available in our collections available to current students, faculty, and staff.
What is the ILL Portal?
The ILL Portal is the library's new interlibrary loan interface. From the portal you can place ILL requests, track the status of requested materials, see due dates, and manage notification settings. Use your JasperNet ID to log in.
Requests can be placed manually using the patron request forms.
The “Request It!” button.
The “Request It!” button can be found in WorldCat FirstSearch and our databases. Using this button will bring you to a pre populated request form. No more copy/paste!
Request from WorldCat FirstSearch.
Click the link for WorldCat on the interlibrary loan page. Preform a search for the item that you want to request. Click on the item record. The “Request It!” button will appear on items that we do not have access to.
Request from a database.
ILL requests can be placed directly from databases using the full text finder buttons that appear when we do not have access to an article.
Clicking the full "Find Full Text" link will display any databases that have access to the material. If we do not have access, the “Request It!” link will be displayed.
Items that can be requested.
Most libraries will lend materials that ordinarily circulate to their users. Rare books, reference works, theses and dissertations are not usually lent.