More Information about ILLiad

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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

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 in the Library Catalog or in Link+.
  • Login to ILLiad to locate and request the item.

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.

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