Research Guides

Interlibrary Loan (ILL): Renewals

A Guide to ILL at Wellesley.

ILL & Renewals

Not all libraries allow renewals.  

  • Request a renewal from the ILL Reminder Email sent 7 days before the item is due or by logging into your ILL account (see directions below)
  • ILL staff contact the lending library with your renewal request
  • The lending library grants the renewal with a new due date or denies the renewal request.
  • You are emailed letting you know the new due date or whether or not the item in not reneweable. 
  • If the item is unable to be renewed, you can place a request for a different copy (see "If There is a Blue Renew Request Button").

 

Renewing from the ILL Reminder Email.

A reminder email will be sent out seven days before your ILL request is due.

Example:

Reminder: your ILL item is due soon

An item that you have requested will be due on 11/11/2018.  
If you think you need this item for a little longer, it may be possible to renew it.  Request a renewal here: 
https://wellesley.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/illiad.dll?Action=10&Form=67&Value=369899 
You will receive an email from the interlibrary loan office with the new due date.
If renewals are not allowed and you still need to use this material,  submit a new ILL request and we will try to find you another copy. 
ILL Transaction Number: 369899
Title: The Storm 
Author: Bergin, Virginia
Sincerely,
ILL Staff 

Click on the link with the email and log into your ILL account.  This will bring you to the item you want to renew.    

If There is a Blue Renew Request Button

If there is a blue 'Renew Request' button, click it to request a renewal.    If there is no renewal button, click the 'Copy to New Request' button and we'll try to locate a different copy for you.  

 

(The red box lists the due date and information about whether or not the item is renewable.)  If there is no renewal button, please see the steps on the right.

 

You will see the following message and your renewal request has been submitted but the due date will not change until we hear back from the lending library.

 

 

The ILL department will contact the lending library to request a renewal for that item.

 

Once the lending library responds, you will get an email from the ILL department informing you whether or not the lending library was able to renew the item and the due date.  

Examples:

Renewal Granted Email:

ILL Item Renewed with New Due Date

A loan that you had requested:
Loan Title: The storm
Loan Author: Bergin, Virginia
TN: 369899
has been renewed by the lending library.
It will now be due on 11/26/2018.  
Sincerely,
ILL Staff : 
 

If your renewal request is denied and you still need the item, click the "Copy to New Request" button and hit "Submit".  This places a new request for the item and we'll try to locate another copy for you.

Renewal Denied Email:  

Lending Library Unable to Renew ILL 190530800
The lending library was unable to renew the following request:
Loan Title: The storm
Loan Author: Bergin, Virginia
TN: 369899
Please return by 11/11/2018.
If you still need to use this material,  submit a new ILL request.  Follow the link, https://wellesley.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/illiad.dll?Action=10&Form=67&Value=369899 , and click the BLUE 'Copy to New Request' button and we will try to find you another copy. 
Sincerely,
ILL Staff : 
 

Requesting a Renewal In Your ILL Account


Sign into your ILL account .  

On the Dashboard, Under Checked Out Items, click on the Transaction Number of the request you want to renew. 

 

 

 

 

If There is No Blue Request Button

If there is no renewal button, click the 'Copy to New Request' button and we'll try to locate a different copy for you.  

 

 

A new book request form with the information imported into the fields will open.  Click Submit for the new request to be processed.

 

 

You will see the following message and your new request has been submitted.  

 

 

Please return the copy you have book by its due date.  You will be notified when the new copy ships and when it is ready to be picked up at the Clapp Service Desk.