Answered By: Gabe [Research & Writing Studio] Last Updated: Feb 25, 2020 Views: 395
See this video on requesting items via ILLiad
When Western Libraries does not have access to an article full-text through one of our subscriptions, students, faculty, and staff may place interlibrary loan requests through ILLiad in order to have the Libraries get access for them.
The most common way in which you would encounter ILLiad is after doing a database search and clicking on the Findit button. If we don't have it through either of those sources it will give you a link to ILLiad.
After you follow the ILLiad link and log in an article request form should automatically be filled out (in some cases you may need to do this part manually). It is a good idea to doublecheck the request information and add any special notes that we should know about.
Articles from some sources will automatically be sent to you, but in most cases library staff will find another source for an article for you. Once the article arrives you will get an email notification and be asked to log into your ILLiad account to download the PDF.
Let us know if you ever encounter any difficulties with placing an ILLiad request!