#ResearchGenius – Interlibrary Loan Part II: Using ILLiad to Get What You Want


Last week we learned that to be a real #ResearchGenius, you should take advantage of interlibrary loan and all that it has to offer.  This week’s post focuses on how to use Gordon Library’s instance of  interlibrary loan software, ILLiad, to place requests:

Access your account by selecting ILLiad from the Quick Links section of the library’s website:


Once you have created and  logged into your account, there are three ways to submit interlibrary loan requests:

1. Fill out the ILLiad request form:


2. Search for books and articles in WorldCat and use the “Click to request through ILL” link:


3. Use the Fulltext Finder in Summon, Google Scholar, and library databases:

a. Summon:


 b. Google Scholar:


 c. Library Database:



When you click on the FullTextFinder@WPI link, it will bring you to a similarly looking page for all requests where you can select the “Request ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan) option:



After logging into your ILLiad account, the request information will populate the ILLiad request form so that you can click the “submit request” button:



Once your request is received and processed, you will receive a notification when it arrives.  Returnable items can be picked up at the Information Desk at the library with your WPI ID. Non-returnable items will be delivered to your ILLiad account in the Electronically Received Articles section of your account.

Questions?  Please contact the Interlibrary Loan team in Access Services.

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This post was written by:

Tressa Santillo

- who has written 87 posts on Gordon Library.

Access Services Coordinator x5101 Tressa coordinates and processes interlibrary loan borrowing requests for the WPI community. She maintains all library systems for Access Services. Tressa assists in all areas of Access Services with a focus on student employment. Tressa is a graduate of nearby College of the Holy Cross and has previously worked at the Worcester Art Museum.

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