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Course Reserves - Library Reading Lists

Learn about the Library Reading List tool, how it integrates with Brightspace, and how you can create your own.

2g: Request copies from Interlibrary Loan

If you are wanting an article or chapter that Purdue Libraries does not have access to because it's not available electronically or the physical copy is currently checked out then you can request the material through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). The scans MUST follow copyright - see the copyright tab for more information.

Request item through ILL

You will need to log into ILL to place your request

Go to New Request

Choose PDF Article/Chapter request

Main page of ILL and box around the New Request section

Fill out the form and Submit Request

Form to fill out to place a new ILL request

You will then see your request in the outstanding request box on the main page

example of an outstanding new request

You will receive an email from when your items is available for download

Download File

You will log into your ILL account and go to View > Copies to Download

Main page of ILL with box around the view options

You will see your copy available to download and you can click View

Example of an electronically received article through ILL

When the chapter opens in your browser, select download and choose the location and name you want to save the file

Next Steps

Follow the instructions on how to Add Scanned PDFs to Your Reading List