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InterLibrary Loan & Document Delivery Policies and Procedures: Illiad

This guide provides information about the InterLibrary Loan and Document Delivery functions that Healey Library serves to its patrons.

Contact ILL

InterLibrary Loan office hours:
8:30am - 4:30pm, Mon - Fri
ILLiad log in:
UMass Boston WorldCat:

Requesting Through ILLiad

What does ILLiad mean?

ILLiad is the name of the software that Healey Library uses to manage its interlibrary loan service. It allows each customer on the system to have their own "Illiad" Interlibrary loan account.  Having your own account means you can track your requests both those in progress and those that have been completed.  You may also request renewals online by using your Illiad account. 

The Illiad acronym stands for  InterLibrary Loan internet accessible database.

Step 1: Double check our ejournals and catalog
Before requesting an item through ILL, have you checked to see if it's available in one of Healey Library's  online resources?  If not, please might save yourself some valuable time.

Step 2: Place a Request
Log in to ILL - You will log in to your Interlibrary Loan account with your last name and barcode and choose a request type under New Request

  • Copy (Article, book chapter, conference, etc. - anything that can be scanned and emailed)
  • Loan (Book, CD, DVD, thesis, etc. - anything that can be mailed to us physically)

First time logging in? Go to this page for instructions. 

Step 3: Fill out the Form
Please fill out the form with as much detail as possible. The more information you provide, the faster we can get the item for you!

A separate request must be submitted for each article or book needed.

Who can borrow?

Current students, faculty, and staff of UMass Boston may request materials through Interlibrary Loan. Alumni of UMass Boston, and students attending other institutions are not eligible to use Interlibrary Loan services at the Healey Library, and they should contact their current institution or their local public library for interlibrary loan service.

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