New in the library: ILLiad, an interlibrary loan system, has arrived

The UST libraries introduce ILLiad, a new interlibrary loan system that will provide you with very detailed information about your interlibrary loan requests. In addition to the complete history of your interlibrary loan transactions, ILLiad actually gives you a window into the “behind the scenes” processing, so you are more informed about the current status of your requests.

The first time you use ILLiad, you will be asked to register, which will allow you to place requests without re-entering information about yourself on each request. You simply log in with your UST username and a password of your choice at the beginning of each session.

As you search UST electronic databases and find an item you want to request, in most cases you will be able to download the request information into ILLiad without retyping it, just as you were able to do with the former system.

Most of the articles that you request will be delivered to you electronically. By logging into your ILLiad account, you will be able to view, download or print these PDF files.

There are a number of other great features in ILLiad. Depending on the status of the request, you may be able to edit or cancel requests you already have submitted. You will be able to easily resubmit requests that have been canceled. Online renewal requests also will be available.

ILLiad is not yet available for users of the Schoenecker Law Library, but will be later this fall.

Be sure to send feedback on this system via e-mail.