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Interlibrary Loan

This guide will explain what Interlibrary loan (ILL) is and how you can use ILL to request materials not owned by Purdue Libraries

What is ILLiad?

ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan Internet Accessible Database) is the system many libraries use to request/send Interlibrary Loan materials between libraries for their users. Here at Purdue, you have your own personal ILLiad account that allows you to securely request materials from other libraries, using your Purdue Career Account.

Sign into your ILLiad account.

Your Account

Using your ILLiad account, you can request book chapters, books, articles, DVDs, CDs, microfilm, dissertations, and more! Simply choose between a PDF Article/Chapter request or a Book/Media Loan request, then fill out the information from your citation. If you're specifically looking for a dissertation or thesis, you can use that request form instead. After you press the Submit button, the Interlibrary Loan staff will begin processing your request in a timely manner.

Example screenshot of the main menu from a user's ILLIAD account.