Interlibrary Loan


What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan is a service that makes it possible for library materials not owned by Ryan-Matura Library to be obtained from other libraries. Sacred Heart University students, faculty, and staff are eligible to use the service. An online request form is available below.

Please Note:

-Before requesting an article, a book chapter, or book through the library Interlibrary Loan service, please search the Ryan-Matura Library's catalog (for books) and Research Databases (for articles), our A to Z Listing, making sure the library does NOT own the resource.  Your request will be sent back to you and canceled if the item is owned by our library.

-You MUST be currently registered at Sacred Heart University & Ryan-Matura Library as a faculty member, student or staff to request an interlibrary loan. 

-Your SHU network ID & password will NOT grant you immediate access to the interlibrary loan program (ILLiad) - you must create an account, using your SHU email address, the first time you use ILLiad. 

First time ILLiad users, please click here.   


All others, visit ILLiad : Resources from Other Libraries to make a request.



 Understanding ILL Status Messages

After you have submitted your ILL request, your request will change status as it passes from one stage of the ILL process to the next.  See explanations below for help in interpreting those status messages:

In Process:  Request has been received by ILL staff

Request Sent:  ILL staff has sent request to lending library

Pending:  Request is waiting to be filled by lending library

Shipped:  Item has been shipped from lending library




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