ILLiad Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loans are requested using a system called ILLiad.  Please request books and journal articles using this link: ILLiad Interlibrary Loan.

Login to ILLiad using your SU network ID and password. The first time you use ILLiad, you will need to complete a registration form with your contact information and electronic delivery preferences. Later, you can use ILLiad to monitor the status of your interlibrary loan requests.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service provided by Shenandoah University Libraries exclusively for our students, faculty and staff. If our libraries do not have an item that is needed for research, we may be able to borrow it from another library in Virginia or elsewhere in the United States. Books, scores and copies of journal articles may be borrowed or copied from other libraries. This service is available for any item not owned by the University Libraries, or items that are missing or damaged. Interlibrary Loan does not, however, request materials, including e-books, which are available at Shenandoah University electronically.

SU students who receive their instruction from off-campus (distance education) may use the ILLiad form for requesting the document delivery of books and journal articles. When you register, answer “yes” the question, “Are you a distance education student?”  For more information, contact Circulation Supervisor Becky Rockwell at (540) 665-5424.

All student requests should be discussed with a member of the library staff before being submitted. Please allow at least two weeks for delivery of your interlibrary loan. Both students and faculty are reminded to please check the library’s Webcat online catalog and Journals and More A-Z to identify those items that are already part of the library collections. Journal articles may be available through one of our many full-text databases and electronic journal collections.

The library will not process any ILL requests if the patron has overdue ILL items or charges.

The library subsidizes part or all of the cost of interlibrary loans for students. Faculty members are responsible for any costs incurred by their requests. We request that faculty supply a budget code if they wish to charge ILL fees to a departmental account.

Community users, including members of the Friends of the Library, are referred to the Handley Regional Library for interlibrary loan service. We are unable to provide interlibrary loan service to community users.

If you have questions regarding interlibrary loan or document delivery, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Office at (540) 545-7318, toll-free at (877) 289-4611, or by e-mail to Jan Edgar.

The University library receives many interlibrary loan requests, so patrons with multiple requests are asked to submit them in priority order. We strive to be fair to all users, so each business day library staff will process some, if not all, items for each requestor. Students who need a large number of items may wish to visit other libraries to obtain materials. The library staff may be able to direct users to libraries with which we have reciprocal borrowing privileges.

Copyright law specifies that photocopies received through interlibrary loan are not to be used “for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research.” The library reserves the right to refuse an interlibrary loan copying request if, in its judgment, fulfillment would violate the copyright law. Questions regarding copyright may be addressed to David McKinney at (540) 665-5444.