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InterLibrary Loan New Patrons FAQ

What is ILLiad?

Interlibrary Loan Internet Accessible Database (ILLiad) is a software system that allows library patrons to request, track, and view the status of interlibrary loans electronically.


What is document delivery?

Document delivery is a service used to borrow materials owned by other NSU campus libraries.


How long before I receive my request?

The arrival date of interlibrary loan requests largely depends on the type of material being requested as well as the location and ILL volume of the lending library.Unless you specify otherwise, you will be notified via e-mail when your request becomes available.

Document delivery requests usually arrive within 2-4 working days via campus mail.†

How long can items be checked out?

The length of time an interlibrary loan request can be checked out will vary, as it is determined by the lending library. Typically, this varies from three weeks to three months. Most items can be renewed.


The length of time a document delivery item can be checked out depends on a patronís university affiliation as well as the type of material requested.†Faculty and graduate students are allotted one full semester for most items; undergraduates are allotted three weeks. The primary exception to this rule is audio visual material, which has a seven-day lending period.

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Last Updated: July 23, 2014