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Facilities and Services: InterLibrary Loan (ILL)

ILL Office Hours

Office hours for ILL are:

M-Th 9am-12pm & 1:30-5pm
F 1-5pm.

The ILL window is located to the right of the Circulation desk in Lilly Library; when staff are available, the window is open.

How do I ask for items?

To submit an ILL request, you can use the ILL (Interlibrary Loan) request button available in:


you can log into ILLiad and create a new request. 

What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL), and ILLiad?

ILL helps Earlham, ESR, and Bethany community members gain access to materials owned by other libraries that are not otherwise held on campus. ILL service is provided free of charge to all students, faculty and staff of Earlham, Bethany, and ESR, as long as materials are returned on time and in the condition they were received. Library patrons not currently enrolled or employed at the College, ESR, or Bethany are not eligible to use Earlham’s ILL services.

ILLiad is the software used to manage ILL functions. ILLiad allows users to perform the following tasks online:

  • View the status of their ILL reqeusts
  • Request renwals for items
  • Receive electronic articles
  • View request history and make changes to requests

Using ILLiad

ILLiad can be accessed through the links on this page, or by going directly to
Use your Earlham username (your email address, without the '') and password to log in.

New users must fill out a registration form in ILLiad (a one-time task). Once this is done, ILLiad will remember your contact information for future requests.

Once you are logged in, you will see navigation menus on the left side of your screen. Use the buttons provided to create a new request (click on the type of item you wish to request), view different aspects of your account (request renewals, check request status, retrieve articles delivered electronically), and update personal information.

If you have questions, please see a reference librarian or ILL staff member for assistance.

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