What is ILLiad?

ILLiad is an electronic system you use to request an item through Interlibrary Loan. The Reed College Library acquired the ILLiad software to submit, track, and manage interlibrary loan (ILL) requests. ILLiad will notify you by e-mail when your requests arrive and will link you directly to articles delivered in PDF format from other libraries. ILLiad also will allow you to track your requests and to renew your books online from on or off campus.

Connecting to Illiad

You can connect to ILLiad at https://illiad.library.reed.edu/illiad/logon.html or from any ILL connection from the library web page. In order to use ILLiad, Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 or above must be installed on your computer, your web browser must be enabled to use JavaScript and accept "cookies".

Use your network login and password to access ILLiad. The first time you connect, you will need to provide information about yourself. After that, you will be able to make ILL requests simply by logging on and giving us the information about the item you wish to acquire. The system remembers your information so you only need to submit this information one time.

Picking up requests

Articles that come to us electronically from other libraries that use ILLiad will be available to you in your ILLiad account. Other requests will come to you through Ariel as they have before. The email you receive when the article comes will let you know how to get the article. Books and media will still be available at the circulation desk for pickup. The ILLIad system will send automatic reminders when an item is due. You can renew books online through your account if you wish. The staff will check with the lending library and post the new date to your account.

Requesting Materials via Databases

During the next couple of weeks, the library will be working to make it possible for you to send requests directly from many of our databases to the ILLiad system so that you will not need to even type in the information about the item you wish to acquire. For quicker service, please remember as always to check and see if the item is available to you through the Reed College Library, Summit or the Print & E-journals list before submitting a request.

Need Help?

For questions, concerns, or help contact the Interlibrary Loan Office at x7750 or email Eric Alwine, alwinee@reed.edu, or drop by and see the staff in the Interlibrary Loan office, or talk to a reference librarian.