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Borrowing From Other Libraries: ILL vs. ILLIAD

What is ILL? What is ILLIAD

What is ILL?  What is ILLiad?

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service by which materials not available at Gumberg Library can be borrowed from another lending source for a short-term loan period.  ILL supports the teaching, learning, and research needs of Duquesne’s students, faculty, and staff in keeping with Duquesne University’s Spiritan identity and commitment to excellence in liberal and professional education.  The Interlibrary Loan Department supports that scholarship and research by always attempting to obtain research materials for users in the fastest and most cost-effective manner. 

ILLiad is the interface through which DU affiliates place requests for ILL materials.  ILLiad is not an overnight, on-demand document delivery system.  ILLiad is also not the same as EZBorrow. For quicker turn-around time borrowing books, try EZBorrow.  ILLiad should be the first option for requesting journal articles that are not available either in print or electronically from Gumberg Library.  You should not rely on ILLiad for your textbooks, as ILLiad will not provide books for long-term loan periods.