Interlibrary Loan & ILLiad: ILLiad Requests

A guide to using interlibrary loan and your ILLiad account.

Verify Holdings

Before you place your request, verify that the Bishop Library does not own the material you are requesting:

Search for books owned by Bishop Library:

Search for Periodical Titles in the Journal Finder:

Receiving Your ILL Materials

Books, Scores, and other physical materials

  • Books and other physical materials will be available to pick up at the Bishop Library circulation desk. You will get an email notifying you that the ILL materials are ready to be picked up.

Articles & Book Chapters

  • Articles and book chapters will be posted as PDF files to your ILLiad account. To access them, login to your ILLiad account and click View/Download Electronically Received Articles. Please note that the PDF file is only accessible for 30 days; if you want to keep it, you must save it to your hard drive or a USB drive.

How to Submit ILL Requests

To place a request:

  • Login to your ILLiad account.
  • Use the Main Menu--New Request options to select the type of interlibrary loan you would like to request.


On the request form:

  • Fill in the required information, such as Title, Author, Not Wanted After Date.
  • Click "Submit Request" to complete your request.

Renew ILL materials

To request a renewal:

  • Login to your ILLiad account
  • On the main menu, click View Checked Out Items
  • Click the Transaction Number of the book you would like to renew

  • Click the Renew Request link located at the top of the form.


  • The Interlibrary Loan staff will receive your renewal request and contact the lending school. You will be notified via email when your renewal has been approved or denied.


Adding Requests from LVC Databases

Many of LVC's online databases allow you to place an ILLiad request.

When searching the library's databases (Academic Search Premier, PsycINFO, Business Source Elite, etc.) for articles, if the article is not held by LVC, you will see a link that says "Request through LVC ILLiad" or a similar phrase.

Click the link, and the article information will automatically be imported to the ILLiad form so that you can submit your request.

Link Examples:

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