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Interlibrary loan

  - Using ILLiad to Request Materials Using Illiad to ReqeustMaterials
  - Using Your ILLiad Account Using Illiad to ReqeustMaterials

When the MSU library does not own the book, article or media item you need, we can try to get it for you.

Log into ILLiad

What we do for you:

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service for Murray State University faculty, staff and students.  
  • ILL helps you obtain books, periodical articles, and other media that are not available at the MSU University Libraries. 
  • On average, articles delivered via electronic delivery takes 1-3 days to arrive.  Book & media in hard copy takes 6-12 days to arrive.
  • Patrons will only be charged a fee if items cannot be borrowed free.  (Please indicate the amount you are willing to pay when requesting the item on ILLiad)
  • Patrons will be notified by email or phone that material has arrived for them.

Using ILLiad to get what you need:

  • First, register within the ILLiad system. Go to the ILLiad homepage and complete the one-time “First Time User” profile information form. 
  • After completing the form, you will be able to request materials two different ways -- first, directly from library databases by using the     service, and secondly, by completing a blank request form on your ILLiad page.  Fill out one request form per request and click “Submit Request.” 
  • ILLiad allows you to track your material from time submitted to time received along with past request information.
  • ILLiad also allows you to renew materials online:
    • Logon to ILLiad
    • Select an item to renew by clicking on the transaction number under the “Checked Out Items” tab
    • Click the “Request Renewal” button, if the “Request Renewal” button is not available renewal will not be allowed

How we Deliver Items to You:

  • Undergraduate or Graduate Students -- All hardcopy formats will be held for you at the Interlibrary Loan office in Waterfield Library
  • MSU Faculty or Staff -- Campus Delivery - All hardcopy formats will be delivered to your departmental office
  • Extended Campus - All hardcopy formats will be mailed to your designated campus for pick-up and return
  • Faculty / Staff / Students -- Electronic Delivery - Most all articles will arrive via electronic delivery through your ILLiad account.

Interlibrary Loan policies can be found under “About Us – Policies” on the library home page


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