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Interlibrary Loans: Making ILL Request

Interlibrary Loan

New ILLiad Users

Register an ILLiad Account

**PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE MIGRATING TO A NEW INTERLIBRARY LOAN PLATFORM ON JUNE 26, 2018.  ANY LOANS INITIATED NOW WILL BE FULFILLED THROUGH TIPASA WITH NO INTERRUPTION IN SERVICE.

Making a Request Using ILLiad

Make a request for books, articles, or other materials from libraries outside of TAMU-CT.

  1. Register an account with  TAMUCT-ILLiad.
  2. Select your desired request type under NEW REQUEST bullet on the left side of the screen.
  3. Fill in as much of the citation information as you can in order to ensure you get the item for which you are looking.
  4. (Note fields marked with a red * are required.)
  5. Select the Submit button at the bottom of the page.

Remember, incomplete or incorrect information will result in delays or the cancellation of your request.

Questions or Concerns? Please contact Carolyn Holloway at ill@tamuct.edu

What does the "Status" of my request mean?

  • Awaiting Extensive Searching - The item could not be located using our usual interlibrary loan tools. Library staff have set it aside for further investigation.
  • Awaiting Request Processing - The request has been submitted and is waiting for ILL staff to process it and request it from another library.
  • Cancelled by Customer - The customer has requested that this item be cancelled.
  • Cancelled by ILL Staff - All cancelled requests end up at this status (even if they were originally cancelled by the customer). See the "Reason for Cancellation" to determine why the request was cancelled. Usually requests are cancelled because they are available in the Kresge Library.
  • Checked Out to Customer - This status means that you have checked out a book from the ILL office. It is important that ILL books be returned by the due date because the lending library may suspend our borrowing privileges if we return books late.
  • Customer Notified via E-Mail - You have been sent an E-Mail telling you that an article or book is waiting for you in the Library. Articles are available in the Pick Up box, and books are available in the ILL office.
  • Customer Notified via Phone - You have received a phone call telling you that an article or book is waiting for you in the Library. Articles are available in the Pick Up box, and books are available in the ILL office.
  • Delivered to Web - These articles can be downloaded as PDFs by clicking on Electronically Received Articles from the View menu.
  • Request Finished - Once an article request has been delivered to you, or a book request has been returned to the lending library, the request goes to "Request Finished" status. If you have not yet received the item, it may be on its way to you via campus mail.
  • Request in Processing - ILL Staff are working on your request.
  • Request Sent - The request has been sent to another library. We have not yet received the item from the lending library.

Updating or Canceling Requests

Editing a request

Click on Outstanding Requests under the View heading. Click on the Transaction Number of the request you wish to edit. If the request has not already been sent to another library, you can edit it by clicking on the Edit Request link at the top of the page. Click Submit Request when you are finished.

Cancelling a request

Click on Outstanding Requests under the View heading. Click on the Transaction Number of the request you wish to cancel. Click the Cancel Request link at the top of the page.

Resubmitting request

Click on Cancelled Requests under the View heading. Click on the Transaction Number of the request you wish to resubmit. Click the Resubmit Request link at the top of the page. Make any necessary changes to the request, then click Submit Request.

Renewing a checked-out book

Click on Checked Out Items under the View heading. Click on the Transaction Number of the request you wish to renew. Click the Renew Request link at the top of the page.

Please note:

  • The book is not renewed (yet). You have only requested a renewal. Library staff will contact the lending library and request that the book be renewed. We will contact you when we find out if the renewal is approved.
  • You may only request a renewal 7 days or less before the due date.
  • No renewals may be requested after the due date.

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