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Interlibrary Loan: Getting Started

Interlibrary loan is a service that allows you to get materials that we do not own at Keuka College. We will request materials from other libraries for your use. Currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff can request interlibrary loans free of charg

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About Interlibrary Loan

About Interlibrary Loan at Keuka College's Lightner Library

Interlibrary Loan is a service that allows you to access materials that we do not own at Lightner Library.  We will request materials from other libraries for your use. Currently enrolled students, faculty and staff can request interlibrary loan items free of charge.

For more information on overdue items or borrowing restrictions, please see the Interlibrary Loan Policy tab.

In the slides below, you can see step-by-step instructions on using our interlibrary loan service with screenshots of each step.

Copyright Notice

All interlibrary loan requests are subject to copyright restrictions.


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. 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 the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Getting Started with Interlibrary Loan

ILLiad - Our Interlibrary Loan System

Getting Started

Step 1) Visit ILLiad to sign in or create a new account.

Step 2) If you need to create a new account, click "First Time Users" at the bottom. If you already have an account, log in as usual and ignore the next steps (move on to the Requesting Items tab). 

Step 3) If you clicked "First Time Users", scroll down to the bottom and click the button that says "First Time Users Click Here."

Step 4) Fill out the form using the address at which you currently reside. If you live far away from Keuka College and rarely visit the main campus, make sure to select "Mail to Address" for both delivery methods.

Step 5) Use your Keuka College email address. When you are finished with the form, click "Submit Information."

Step 6) You should receive an email within 48 hours confirming your new account information.

Articles vs. Books: How Long Does it Take?

The way you receive an item depends upon what type of item it is. 

Articles and chapters or short sections of books are delivered electronically and take 1-3 business days to arrive.

Books, DVDs, and other physical items which are longer in length are delivered by mail and can take up to 2 weeks to arrive.

Either way, an email notification will arrive to let you know when your item is ready for you to retrieve it.

Resetting Your Password for ILLiad

If you remember your password and/or are able to log in, you can change it by clicking "Change Your Password" on the bottom of the left-hand menu under "Tools."

If you are unable to log in, please email to have your password reset.

Next Step

Next Step?

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