Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)
Interlibrary loan allows Medaille College Libraries users to access articles, books, and other resources through OCLC’s WorldCat catalog. This is a worldwide consortia of libraries working together to share resources.
To log in to your ILLiad account, click here.
Many of our subscription databases will inform you when an article you want is available through ILLiad, and provide a link to request it, but you can also request it directly through ILLiad once you have logged in. Simply make a New Request in the menu on the left side, and enter the required information for the article or book you need. The closest participating library will send the item once it is processed. Often, with articles, you will receive a digital copy within a day or two. Interlibrary loan can take a week or more for you to receive books, however.
If you know some information about what article you need but not everything, try searching the EBSCO databases for the title. EBSCO has a wide-ranging citation database that can fill in the gaps, and often the database will provide a link to request the item from ILLiad if there is no database which can provide full-text of the article.
If you need a book that isn’t in the Medaille Libraries catalog, go directly to WorldCat and search for it. Once you have found it, there will be a link for “Interlibary loan via ILLiad” that you can click to complete your request.
For more information on how to use ILLiad and other interlibrary loan resources, check out our Library Guides page.
How Else Can You Get Books?
ConnectNY is another interlibrary loan service that is generally faster than ILLiad. It is made up of academic libraries across New York State, and is another great way to get materials that Medaille Libraries do not own.