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Interlibrary Loan: Getting Started

What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?

Interlibrary Loan, or "ILL" for short, is a free service that borrows library materials from other institutions.  If an item you need is not in our collection, you can submit a request and we can try to obtain it from another library.  Current Students, Faculty, and Staff are all eligible to use this service.  Types of items you can borrow:


-Books/ Audiobooks

-Articles/ Book Chapters

-CDs/ Musical Scores

-Films (DVD, VHS)



Logging in to iLLiad

iLLiad, or "Interlibrary Loan Internet Accessible Database", is the program we use to electronically send requests to other libraries for borrowing/lending items.  If this is your first time using the system, you'll be asked to fill out a brief form.  Login to your account here:



When visiting the HWS Library homepage, you can find the ILL link here:

or here:

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