InterLibrary Loan (ILL) is a program that libraries around the world participate in. Patrons at one library can request a book at another and it is then shipped to their home library.
At Hutchins, the library absorbs the cost of shipping for ILL requests up to a certain amount. This allows our patrons to have access to all of the materials they could need (or want). This service is available to all patrons.
Length of loan is determined by the lending library. Renewals must be requested at least 5 days before the due date.
On the Hutchins homepage, click on the InterLibrary Loan link. It will direct you to a LibGuide about ILL.
To create an account, click Create ILLiad account. Follow the instructions for setting up the account and make sure to use a password you will be able to remember.
Once you create your account and log on, you will be directed to the dashboard below.
From this page, you can request an item for loan, view your requests and patron history, or manage your account. Before requesting an item, double check to see if we have it at our library.
If we do not own the item, proceed with your request by clicking which type of item you need under the New Request tab on the side navigation. This example is a book request.
When requesting any item, you should fill out as much information as possible. The more information, the easier it is for our ILL department to find and order the item. To find all of the information necessary, I recommend searching for the item on www.worldcat.org.
WorldCat is a database for libraries around the world. You can search for materials that you would like to request through ILL here. The item record will display the publication information, the OCLC number, and which libraries near you own the item. The closer the libraries, the faster you can receive the item.
If you look back at the order request form on your ILLiad account, there is a a line for the OCLC number. This number is a unique, sequentially assigned number associated with a record on WorldCat. Including this number in your request helps our ILL staff find the correct item more quickly. This number is located at the bottom of the item record on WorldCat along with the item's ISBN number.
After completing the request form to the best of your ability, click Submit Request. If the request is denied, you will receive a notice; otherwise, you will receive an email when the item has arrived at Circulation for you to pick up.