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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.

Information

  • Loan materials are anything that MUST be returned to the Lending library and include:
    • Theses/Dissertations.
    • Musical scores.
    • Government Documents.
    • Newspaper microfilm.
    • Audiobooks, DVDs, CDs and other media.
  • Standard services are provided free of charge.
  • Available only to ISU faculty, students and staff on the Pocatello, Idaho Falls or Meridian campuses.
  • Monitor Requests by checking your ILLiad Account.
  • Most items arrive within two weeks.
    • You will receive a notice in your ISU email account (yourname@isu.edu) when available.
  • Due dates vary and are set by Lending library.
    • Overdue fees are $1.00 per item per day overdue.
    • Renewals can be requested by replying to the "Courtesy Due Notice" email or calling the ILL Office.

How to Request Items

From our Databases

  1. Click on “Request this item through interlibrary loan” or “Find it at ISU” button.
  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. Verify information transferred into request form correctly. Add any additional information, if needed.
  4. Click “Submit”.

 

Manual Entry

  1. Check the Library Catalog 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 last name. First time users will be prompted to create an account.
  3. Select your request type (Article, Book, Book Chapter, etc.) from Menu --> New Request on the left.
  4. Click “Submit”.
  5. Submit a separate request for each item.

Renewing ILL Books

A renewal for Interlibrary Loan items may be requested 5 (five) days before a book is due. 

To request a provisional renew:

  • Sign in to your ILLiad Interlibrary Loan account.
  • Click "Checked Out/Renew Items" .
  • Select the item you would like to renew.
  • If a red “Renew Request” link is showing, you can provisionally renew your book.
    •  A provisional due date will appear in your ILLiad Interlibrary Loan account.

Interlibrary loan staff will then contact the lending library and will email you with the correct renewal due date. 

The following items cannot be renewed and must be returned to the library:

  • Items marked "Renewals Allowed: No" on the bookstrap
  • Items 4 (four) or more days overdue 

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