ILLiad is a library service that allows students, faculty, and staff of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to place Interlibrary Loan requests quickly and efficiently.
In the online ILLiad system, users can request materials; track, edit, and view the history of their requests; make renewal requests; and download electronically received items.
This is a FREE service. View the directions video or read more in the sections below.
Books and other items that come through the mail take approx. 5-7 business days; articles and chapters that come as electronic PDFs usually take 2-3 days and can be downloaded from the ILLiad site.
Rare or unique items may take longer to receive or not be available to loan at all.
Log in to ILLiad and go to the Main Menu. You can view your current requests with their status here. The status might say:
Awaiting request processing = we have received your request and staff will be on it soon.
Awaiting copyright clearance = we are checking for compliance with national copyright guidelines.
Cancelled = this might have been cancelled because it is a duplicate request, will be fulfilled through UW Request instead, or no library is able to lend it. Read the notification email or check your Illiad account for more information.
Not all ILLiad items are renewable. If the item is renewable, the lending library, not UWW, determines the new due date.
Please make the renewal request before the due date. Log in to your ILLiad account, go to Checked Out Items, and select the Request Renewal link (found at the top of the page)
It’s not automatic, because we must request a renewal from the lending library, but you should receive a notification within a day or two.
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.
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery / UW Request Office
2103 Andersen Library