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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

A Guide to ILL at Wellesley.

Logging into your ILL account

Login to your ILL account using your MyWellesley username and password.  
If you have any trouble logging in, please contact our ILL staff (ill@wellesley.edu or 781-283-2101).

A screenshot of the login screen for your ILL account.

Using the Toolbar

Once you login to your ILL account, use the toolbar at the top and Received PDFs, Checked Out Items, and Pending Requests sections underneath to navigate through your ILL requests.  

 

A screenshot of the tool bar across the top of your ILL dashboard, once you've logged into your ILLiad account.

 

A screenshot of received pdfs, checked out items and pending request items display on your ILL dashboard.

New Requests Dropdown Menu

** HINT - Using WorldCat (for loans) or Super Search or the Databases (for articles, chapters & theses) will import all of the citation information (especially the ISBN or ISSN number) into your ILL request for you.  These forms need to be filled out manually. Please see the need a loan, need an article/book chapter first**

 

A screenshot of the dropdown menu under New Requests at the top of the ILL toolbar. The options are article (pdf), book chapter (pdf), Book, Media, Score, etc and Thesis or Dissertation.

Under New Requests on the toolbar of the Main Menu, select the form for the type of ILL you are requesting (Article, Book Chapter, Book, Media, Score or Thesis or Dissertation Request):


 

 

 

 

A screenshot of an ILL form example for a loan request with the required fields completed and the blue submit form highlighted with a red box.

Loan Requests:

Fill out the ILL form with all the required information and click submit  (providing an ISBN number will help expedite your request.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A screenshot of an ILL form example for an article request with the required fields completed and the blue submit form highlighted with a red box.

 

Article or Chapter Requests:

Fill out the ILL form with all the required information

and click submit  (providing the year and ISSN or ISBN

 number will help expedite your request.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A screenshot of an ILL form example for a thesis or dissertation request with the blue submit form highlighted with a red box.

 

 

Thesis or Dissertation Requests:

Fill out the ILL form with all the required information and click submit 

 

Search

The Search function allows you to search for a specific ILL request.  Blue search button with the word search and a magnify glass.

 

 

A screenshot of the ILL search box

Active requests include your ILL requests that are Received PDFs, Checked Out Items or Pending Requests (these are also located on the main menu page of your ILL account.  For requests in any other status, use search all requests.  

History

The history dropdown shows all history of your ILL requests (all requests, cancelled requests, completed requests) as well as your notification history.  Your notification history shows all emails sent to you by the ILL office.  

 

A screenshot of the history dropdown menu which includes options for all requests, cancelled requests, completed requests and your notification history.