Using Interlibrary Loan/ILLIAD
The Stevens-German Library has a wide range of materials available for student research, but in some cases, it may be that the best sources for your topic are not available from Hartwick's library. Interlibrary loan is a valuable service that allows students to borrow materials from other libraries. Once you set up your ILLIAD account (see below) you will be able to submit requests to borrow books and articles from other libraries. If you have questions about ILL, don't hestitate to ask at the Reference Desk in the library.
Through interlibrary loan you can borrow books, periodical articles, government documents, newspapers and some audio-visual materials. Certain types of materials, such as reference books, very recently published books, rare books, videos and dissertations may not be available through interlibrary loan.
To request materials on interlibrary loan, log on to ILLIAD with your Hartwick user name and password and then select the appropriate request form (book, article or video) in the left frame. Remember you will need to include basic bibliographical information, including title, author’s name, publication information, and, if you are requesting an article, the title of the periodical in which it appeared, and the date, issue and volume number.
First time users of ILLIAD will need to add their personal information on the page following successful login. Please complete the forms as fully as possible.
For more information about searching for books and materials beyond those available here at Hartwick, see Using Worldcat.
Directions for setting up your ILLIAD Account
Creating your ILLIAD account:
a. Click on more library services.
b. Click on Place online requests.
c. Click on ILLiad -- Interlibrary Loan Forms.
d .Type in Hartwick username and Password.
e. Fill out registration form and click on submit button.
f. You now have an ILLIAD account which will be accessible both on campus and remotely.
Are there limits on which books I can order?
Interlibrary loan is an important and valuable opportunity to extend your research beyond the resources available to you at the Stevens-German Library. However, if a book or article that you need is available at either the Stevens-German Library or at the SUCO Library, you may not request it on interlibrary loan. All Hartwick students have reciprocal borrowing privileges at Milne Library at SUCO, so if Milne has a book you need, you can borrow it from the SUCO library in person.
Note that students have a limit of 15 active loan requests. Once one or more items are returned a new request can be submitted. There is no limit on article requests.