Research Guides

Interlibrary Loan (ILL): Placing an ILL Loan Request in WorldCat

A Guide to ILL at Wellesley.

Covid 19 Update

At this time we are only able to try and fill loan requests (for physical items) for faculty and staff.

If you would like to make a request for an e-book, please contact acquisitions@wellesley.edu 
If you only need a limited number of chapters from a book, please try placing a book chapter request for each chapter needed and we'll try to get them electronically (in accordance with copyright law).
If this is for a class, please check with your instructor who may have already requested the resource for you. If not, please contact acquisitions@wellesley.edu.

Placing an ILL Loan Request in WorldCat

Start by Searching WorldCat (using title, author, or keywords) and click search 

 

If Wellesley owns it, WorldCat will show Held by Wellesley College.  Click on the title.  

 

 

If Wellesley owns it, the call number and status will display.  If it is not available, click the "Request Item Through ILL" button.  This will imports the necessary citation information as well as the ISBN/OCLC information into your ILL request.  This will result in faster processing. 

 

 

The ILL account login page will open.   Enter your username and password and click Login.  WorldCat will auto-fill the Book, Media or Score Request form with the citation information.  Click the Submit button to place the request.

 

Once submitted, you'll see the following message letting you know that your ILL request has been submitted.

 

 

You will receive emails letting you know when the item has been shipped from the lending library and when it has arrived and ready to be picked up at the Clapp Service Desk.

Example emails:

Item shipped:

The book you requested, Antike Glastöpferei : ein vergessenes Kapitel der Glasgeschichte / (394307), has been shipped from the lending library and is on its way here!  We'll let you know when it's available for pick-up at the Clapp Service Desk.

Sincerely,

ILL Staff :  

Item available:

A loan that you had requested:

Loan Title: Antike Glastöpferei : ein vergessenes Kapitel der Glasgeschichte /

Loan Author: Lierke, Rosemarie.

TN: 394307

is now available for checkout at the Clapp Service Desk.

______________________________________________________________

Lending libraries sometimes restrict the use of their loans.

Any restrictions on this loan are noted below:

1)  Must this item remain in the library building?  No

2)  Is this loan renewable?  Yes

______________________________________________________________

Sincerely,

ILL Staff : 

 

Contact Us

Please contact us with any questions:

Angie Batson & Jamie Jesanis
ill@wellesley.edu
781-283-2101 or 781-283-3597