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Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery Services

Interlibrary Loan supports the instructional, research, and scholarly activities of current Idaho State University faculty, staff, and students by providing access to materials not owned by the ISU Libraries.

General Information

What is ILLiad Interlibrary Loan?

  • ILLiad Interlibrary Loan is an interlibrary loan management system that allows you to quickly and easily place interlibrary loan requests 24 hours a day. You can track the status of your request(s) and view/download electronically received items through your ILLiad account..

Who can use ILLiad Interlibrary Loan

  • ILLiad Interlibrary Loan is available to all currently affiliated faculty, staff and students of Idaho State University regardless of location. Register/log on using your ISU ID.

Is Registration Required? Why?

  • Yes, registration is required.
  • Registering means you will not have to supply the information again when making future requests.
  • Having your e-mail and regular mail addresses on file enables us to notify you promptly and deliver materials accurately when your request arrives in the library.
  • Registering provides secure access to information about your requests.

Registering/Setting-up ILLiad Accounts

1) Click ILLiad Account/Request form (from our Home page) or "Request this item through interlibrary loan" (from our databases).

  • If you do not already have an ILLiad Interlibrary Loan account, you will automatically be directed to the registration page.
  • Existing users will automatically be directed to your account's main page or the appropriate request form.

2) Complete the form. Fields with red asterisks (*) are required.

  • Email Address:  You must use your regular email address. Departmental addresses (e.g. are not accepted. You can forward your email address to a preferred account. 
  • Status: Select your university status. Select "Distance" if you live outside a 25 mile radius of the Pocatello Campus. 
  • Department: Select the department that best describes your major.
  • Delivery Location: This selection determines where you will get the requested loan materials. Books from other libraries can only be picked up at one of the ISU sites (Pocatello, IF, or Meridian). Interlibrary Loan items cannot be mailed directly to you.
  • ISU ID#: Your six-digit ISU ID (Bengal) ID number  will become your username for ILLiad. If you do not know your ISU ID number:
    • Logon to your Bengal Web account and select "Academic Tools" or "Employee" tab.
      • If your ID number contains nine digits, ignore the three leading zeros and use the last six digits.
    • Call the HelpDesk at (208) 282-4357.

3) Click Submit Information.

You are now registered for ILLiad interlibrary Loan and can place requests.

How to Request Items Using ILLiad

Video instructions on registering and using ILLiad Interlibrary Loan.

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