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Interlibrary Loan at Western Libraries

Update: 3/25/2020

Western Libraries is suspending physical interlibrary loan requesting and in-house scanning due to campus closures and staffing restrictions. If you are willing to wait for a loan request, you can submit it via ILLiad and we will do our best to fill it once we resume normal operations. Users can continue to request articles or other electronic resources through interlibrary loan in the meantime, and the Libraries’ electronic collections will also continue to be available.

You can still submit purchase requests in ILLiad, too, both for physical and electronic resources, but please be aware that our ability to receive and deliver physical materials will be delayed by these closures. Contact Acquisitions staff at if you have questions or concerns about your purchase request.

Western Libraries provides Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service to all current faculty, students and staff. This service is provided through an electronic system separate from your OneSearch account called ILLiad. ILLiad allows users to submit and track requests for PDFs of book chapters and articles, and for loanable items such as books and DVDs. You can also recommend a purchase for our collection through ILLiad.

To access ILLiad, log in below using your WWU Universal Login. If this is your first time logging in you will be prompted to complete a user profile.



Frequently Asked Questions about Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Who can use ILL?

What can I borrow?

Are there fees associated with using ILL?

How long does it take to get something through interlibrary loan?

Is there an easy way to transfer data into ILLiad forms?

How can I tell the status of my ILLiad Request?

How will I get notified that my book or article has arrived?

Can I renew my ILL books?

Can I share electronic copies of journal articles received through Interlibrary Loan with other colleagues or students?

Can ILL materials be delivered to me?

What if I forget my username or password?

What are my responsibilities as an ILL user?

Who do I contact if I have problems with or questions about ILLiad?