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Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad): Interlibrary Loan

Borrowing items or obtaning copies from outside of the UToledo Libraries or OhioLINK.

COVID-19 Impact on ILLiad Services

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, book delivery has been suspended until further notice. You will still be able to place loan requests, but they will not be processed until operations have returned to normal. If a chapter or two of a particular book will suffice, we strongly encourage to submit it as an article request, and indicate that it's a book chapter in the note field of your request. Questions can be directed to our department staff. Thank you for your patience.

Place Your Own Requests

Sign in to ILLiad.

Registered users can log in here to submit requests via ILLiad.

No ILLiad account? Create one.

First time users can create their free ILLiad account here. Please note that this account is NOT linked to UTAD. Your ILLiad password will not automatically update the next time you are prompted to change your UTAD password.

Reset forgotten ILLiad password.

If you have forgotten your ILLiad user name, please contact the Interlibrary Loan office at 419.530.2175 or 419.530.2576. Please do not try to create a new account. Duplicate accounts will be deleted.

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan offers free access to materials not available in the collections of University Libraries, or through OhioLINK. This service is restricted to affiliated University of Toledo users with library records in good standing (i.e. no overdue materials or outstanding fines). 

Please note that our office may refuse to fulfill a request if we determine that it would exceed Fair Use standards, or otherwise violate Copyright law (Title 17, United States Code). 

National copyright guidelines annually limit our office to obtain at no charge five articles published in the last five years from each journal not held in University Libraries' collections. Beyond those first five articles, copyright fees (which can exceed $100, depending on the journal) must be paid to the journal publisher. The library strives to fulfill all patron requests, but does not have unlimited resources to fund all fees incurred.

Please consider these factors when placing your requests.

What is Document Delivery?

This service enables all UToledo affiliated users to request articles or book chapters from the Libraries' print and microfilm collections. This is an easy way for our patrons to obtain electronic copies of materials available in the Libraries, from the convenience of your home, office or dorm room. Turnaround time is typically two business days. 

Always check our electronic databases first, in case the article you need is available online. And please note that certain microfiche items may be too large for us to scan. In such cases, we'll suggest that you set up an appointment to view the microfiche firsthand.

Interlibrary Loan Department Contact Information

General email:

Valerie Brown - Lending

Lynn Brinkman - Borrowing

OCLC Symbol: TOL