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Interlibrary Loan: ILL FAQ/Policies

What is Interlibrary Loan?

The Interlibrary Loan Service at the University of Indianapolis provides access to books and journal articles which are not available in the Krannert Memorial Library.  Requests can be submitted using the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan System

Who May Use Interlibrary Loan?

ILL borrowing privileges are available to faculty, staff, and students who are currently affiliated with the University of Indianapolis.  All borrowers must have a valid University of Indianapolis email account.  To register for a UINDY email account go to http://accounts.uindy.edu/ or contact the Help Desk at 317-788-6145.

What May Be Borrowed?

Books, thesis, journal or newspaper articles, audio visual materials, etc. Books that are owned by the library, but are currently checked out or lost, may be requested through interlibrary loan.

Interlibrary loan requests cannot be placed for the following kinds of items:

  • Available books or journal articles owned by the Krannert Memorial Library. 
  • E-books
  • Material on Reserve in the library.
  • Test preparation manuals. (CLEP, National Exams, etc.)
  • Textbooks used in class.

How To Request Materials

Requests can be made by using the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan System. Instructions on how to use ILLiad can be found here.

Each request must contain the complete citation.  Incomplete requests will be returned and will result in delays. 

How Long Does It Take?

ILL requests are processed Monday-Friday and there is really no set time for how fast we can obtain materials. It could take anywhere from 1 day to 2 weeks depending on how fast the other libraries respond to our request and in what method they send the request. We will try our hardest to get the material to you in the fastest possible way.

How To Pick Up Requested Materials

When the requests are received by the library, the requester is notified by email or phone. Books can be picked up at the circulation desk during all library hours and articles will be delivered electronically to your ILLiad account. 

Books received through ILL must be returned at the Circulation Desk by the date indicated on the banner.  

How To Request Items in WorldCat Discovery Using ILLiad

You will be able to request books, DVDs, CDs, scores, articles, etc. directly from worldcat by following a few simple steps.

  • After you do your search and determine what item you would like, click on the item title to pull up the full record.
  • If you are ordering a book, DVD, or CD, please do not order from the electronic record. We cannot order digital copies of these items. The item format is listed under the title and author.
  • Under "Availablity" there is a "Request This Item" button. Click this button.
  • After you click on this button you will be asked to log in to the ILLiad system using your UIndy username and password.
  • A request form will pop up. Please check that all the citation information has transferred over. You can also add any notes to help us better fill your request.
  • If you have not registered, you will be taken to the ILLiad Registration form. For information on registration please go to "Using the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan System".
  • After you finish registering, an ILLiad request for will pop up.
  • After you have finished checking the request, hit the submit button.
  • You can go back to your Worldcat Discovery search and repeat the process.

How To Request Articles from Library Databases Using ILLiad

You will be able to request articles and books directly from any library database by following a few simple steps.

  • After you do your search and determine what item you would like, click on the red Get It! button.
  • A new window will open and in this window you will find any links to full text access for the journal.
  • If no online full text is available, click on the "Check Holdings in Your Library Catalog" to see if there are print issues of the journal.
  • If no full text links show up and if there is no print access, you can then click on the "Request this Item" button to request the article through Interlibrary Loan.
  • After you click on this link you will be asked to log in to the ILLiad system using your UIndy username and password.
  • An ILLiad request form will pop up. Please check that all the citation information has transferred over. You can also add any notes to help us better fill your request.
  • If you have not registered with ILLiad, you will be taken to the ILLiad Registration form. For information on registration please go to "Using the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan System".
  • After you have registered, an ILLiad request form will pop up.
  • After you have finished checking the request, hit the submit button.
  • You can go back to your database search and repeat the process.

Renewals

Renewals are determined by the lending library and can only be made once. Please place your renewal requests through the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan System and please place the requests in advance of the book due date.

  1. Logon to the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan System at https://uindy.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/logon.html
  2. At the Main Menu page click on the "Checked Out Items" link on the left.
  3. You will receive a tabled list of your checked out items.
  4. Click on the transaction number in the first table column to pull up a detailed record of the request you want renewed.
  5. Click the red "Renew Request" button to place your request. If there is no red button, renewals are not available for the item.
  6. If your request goes through you will get a temporary due date. Once the lending library responds to the renewal request, we will send you an email with the new due date. You can also logon to your account in a couple of days to see the new due date.
  7. If the lending library denies the renewal request, we will send you an email asking you to return the book and we will reset the due date back to it's original date.

 

Overdues

ILL books must be returned to the Circulation Desk by the date marked on the band.  The overdue fine for ILL is $1.00 per day, with no limit. Any overdue fines or replacement costs levied by the lending library will be passed onto the borrower.

Questions

If there are any questions, please feel free to send an email to kwenning@uindy.edu or contact the Interlibrary Loan staff at (317) 788-3402 during the following hours:

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Kim Wenning

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Kim Wenning
Contact:
Resource Sharing Librarian

Krannert Memorial Library

317-788-3402

kwenning@uindy.edu