Friday, October 31, 2008

New Interlibrary Loan System

On Tuesday, November 4, we'll be debuting our new InterLibrary Loan system. This system, called ILLiad, will enable you to track your requests in the same way that you can go online to track a package.

The first time you make a request, you'll have to set up an account. You can use any username and password that you like - make it match your Loyola or Notre Dame login, or pick a different combination. You'll also be asked to fill in your contact information, and where you usually like to have the items you request delivered. Once you've provided that information, you won't have to do it again! After you've put in a request, you can log in at any time to check its status.

This new system will also connect with WorldCat and the library databases. When you find an item that LNDL doesn't own, you'll be able to make a request -- without copying & pasting (or retyping) the citation information!

As you get used to the new system, please don't hesitate to contact the Research & Instruction Desk for assistance. You can call us at (410) 617-6802; additional contact information (and hours the Information Desk is open) can be found on the LNDL website.

This new system won't change the way you request a book you find in the library catalog (for example, something owned by Hood or Mount St. Mary's). For those requests, once you're viewing the detailed information about the book, just click the "Request" link on the top of the page.

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