ILLiad

ILLiad is a free interlibrary loan service students, faculty and staff may use to request items not available in OneSearch from libraries across the country or around the world. Books and other print material may take 5 days to 3 weeks to arrive.  

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Using ILLiad

Have exact Title, Author(s), Edition, Year, Publisher, Journal, Volume, Issue

New Users

Login to ILLiad with your University ID and Password. Then enter your contact information into ILLiad. 

Before Using ILLiad

If you are having trouble finding a book, article, or other type of item in the Library please ask for help at the Research Assistance Desk or Contact a Librarian for advice. 

ILLiad Account

  • ILLiad uses your University ID and Password

Placing a Request

  • Know exactly what you are looking for. Typically this means: The exact Title, Author(s), Edition, Year, Publisher, Journal, Volume, Issue
  • Confirm that the item you are looking for is not available the Library's collections
  • When using OneSearch, Illiad is integrated in your searches. For other items not in OneSearch, etc., sign in to ILLiad to make a request

What You Need to Know

  • It can take 5 days to 3 weeks to get material
  • You will be notified by email when material has arrived
  • Pickup and Return physical materials at Book Pickup & Checkout Desk
  • Material can usually be borrowed for 4 weeks
  • You can usually renew for an additional 14 days, but this depends on the policy of the lending library. You must email Interlibrary Services dds@sfsu.edu to request a renewal.

Materials that can be Borrowed

  • Books and Parts of Books
  • Copies of Articles
  • Theses and Dissertations
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Technical Reports
  • Printed Music

Requests can be made for movies, music recordings, reference materials, etc., but these can be difficult to obtain depending on the lending library policy.

Your Responsibilities

Failure to do so may result in your borrowing privileges being revoked or limited to "Library Use Only."

More Information

Contact Interlibrary Services
(415) 338-1727 / dds@sfsu.edu