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Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery Services: Request Articles/Book Chapters

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.


  • Verify your citation.
  • Check Journals by Title before submitting requests.
  • Watch typing errors - Spelling counts!
  • Provide as much information a possible:  (You may need to verify in different sites.)
    • Journal Title.
    • Article Title.
    • Date Published.
    • Volume, issue, pages.
  • Don't "guess" abbreviations (many databases will give you the complete title).

Helpful Links

Contact Information

  • Interlibrary Loan Office
    • Phone: 208-282-3127
    • Email:
  • Reference Desk
    • Phone: 208-282-3152
    • Email:
  • Circulation
    • Phone: 208-282-3248
    • Email: 
  • Idaho Health Science Desk
    • Phone: 208-282-4686
    • Email:


  • Photocopies/scans of journal/magazine articles or books chapters.
  • Items are yours to keep.
  • Standard services are provided free of charge.
  • Monitor Requests by checking your ILLiad Interlibrary Loan account.
  • Most items arrive within two weeks.
    • Delivered to your ILLiad Interlibrary Loan account.
      • Access via Main Menu --> View --> Electronically Received Articles.
  • Requests for items the ISU Libraries provide online access to will be rejected.


Document Delivery - Distance Patrons

  • Photocopies/scans of articles/book chapter the Library has in the print collection.
  • Available only to ISU Distance Faculty, Students, and Staff.
  • See Distance Library Services for more information.

How to Request Items

Follow these instructions for items located in the Library's print collections and items not available via the Library.

  1. Check Journals by Title to make sure the Library does not have the item. If you need help, please contact the Reference Desk.
  2. Sign in to ILLiad Interlibrary Loan using your Bengal ID and your last name. First time users will be prompted to create an account.
  3. Select request type (Article, Book Chapter, etc.) from Menu --> New Request on the left.
  4. Enter information. Fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are required fields.
  5. Click "Submit"

You will need to submit separate requests for each item needed.

ILLiad Sign In

Click ILL Request Form  to go directly to the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan sign in page.

In your ILLiad Interlibrary Loan account, you will be able to:

  • Submit requests
  • Monitory status of your requests
  • Renew books
  • Download articles


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Copyright Notice

The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.Under certain conditions specified in the Law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproductions. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of that order would involve violation of the law.

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