Interlibrary Loan via ILLiad FAQ's
ILLiad is the electronic system you use to request an item through Interlibrary Loan. The name ILLiad can be thought of as an acronym for I nter l ibrary L oan i nternet a ccessible d atabase.How is ILLiad better than traditional ILL systems?
• You will find it easier to submit your interlibrary loan requests. With
ILLiad, you enter your name, address, and other personal information into the system only once, at the time of your first request. The registration form will appear for first time users to complete when you initially log into the system with your SIUE e-ID.
Some people might find it troublesome to have to log into ILLiad using a username and password. We believe this is less trouble than traditional paper and electronic systems which require you to enter your personal information with each new request.
Why do I need a username and password to use ILLiad?
Your username and password allows us to give you secure access to information about your interlibrary loan requests. We can also enable you to edit your personal information such as your address or phone number. No one but you will know your password, not even the library staff.
In the event that you forget your password, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes. Web browsers cache information and create a history file on the local workstation. This allows a subsequent user of the workstation to access the system under your name using the browser's Back button to recall a page from the cache, or by finding a page with your personal information in the browser's history file. If you are concerned about the security of your interlibrary loan requests, you can take the following steps:
The Active Server Pages technology that we use to provide live reporting for the web sends a Session ID to be stored on your machine. You can refuse this cookie and still be able to use the ILL web pages and ILLiad without any problems.
Many libraries ship photocopies of articles to us in electronic format. In the past we printed these articles before delivering them to you. Now, through ILLiad, we are able to offer you the option of electronic delivery of these articles in PDF format (Adobe's Portable Document Format).
Logon to ILLiad. From the main menu, click the button labeled "Change Personal Info." For the choice "Preferred Electronic Delivery if Possible (via Web through ILLiad)," choose "Yes" to have your electronic articles posted to your ILLiad account.
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed and configured to work with your Web browser in order to view, download, and print these articles. If you can read the sample page, then your computer has the necessary software installed to work with your Web browser. However, if your computer tells you the file type is unknown and asks if you want to save the file to disk, then you need to install the Adobe Acrobat Reader software.
Acrobat Reader is available without charge from Adobe Systems, Inc. Click the "Get Acrobat Reader" button to go directly to the download page.
Logon to ILLiad. On the main menu, choose "Electronic Delivery." This will give you a list of all items that you have waiting to view or download.
ILLiad sends you an e-mail notification for each item received. That e-mail will include information about the delivery method.
Paper delivery is the default. Electronic delivery will be provided only if you choose it as an option on your "Personal Information Form" in ILLiad.
You can e-mail questions to email@example.com or call us at 618-650-2174.
Revised 8.27.07 Kelly