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. 

-If your requested book or article is already available to you, your request will be returned and cancelled.  If you need help searching for a book or article, please contact a reference librarian in person, or call (203) 371-7726, e-mail , or text your question to 203-490-4500.

-You MUST be a Sacred Heart University student, faculty member, or staff member with SHU network user ID and password.  (This is the same password you use for e-mail, Blackboard, WebAdvisor, and other campus applications.)

-If you are a first-time user (you have not used ILLiad before), ILLiad will guide you through a short registration process.

-The SHU network requires users to update their passwords about every six months.  ILLiad will reflect this change, and you will not have to change password on ILLiad separately.

To make a request, go to ILLiad : Resources from Other Libraries



 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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