Interlibrary Services

Updated July 21, 2020

  • Scanning of articles and chapters from OSU print collections and from other libraries through ILLiad has resumed.

  • Borrowing physical items from other libraries will begin August 17, but users can now recommend purchase of e-books for the OSU library collection and their use.


We provide Interlibrary Loan and Article Express (document delivery) services through the ILLiad request system to OSU faculty, staff, and students in degree-granting programs across all OSU campuses.

  • Use Interlibrary Loan to request materials that are unavailable through OSU Libraries, OhioLINK, and SearchOhio. Learn more about delivery, timeframe, and limits on loan requests through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Use Article Express to request scholarly articles and chapter PDFs from OSU and non-OSU collections. Learn more about delivery, timeframe, and limits on requests through Article Express.

ILLiad Accounts

Use of both Interlibrary Loan and Article Express requires an ILLiad account.

Register or log in to ILLiad using the red button below.  ILLiad accepts the same Ohio State login used for other university services.