ILLiad Help

What is ILLiad?

ILLiad is the interlibrary loan request management system in which OSU faculty, staff, and students in degree-granting programs can make, track, and receive requests for articles, books, and more that are not owned or available locally.


How can I change the contact information attached to my ILLiad account?

To update your ILLiad contact information (e.g. phone #, email address), log in to your ILLiad account and use the "Change User Info" link.


As a disabled user at Ohio State, what should I do if I need assistance with ILLiad or interlibrary service requests?

Please contact Student Life Disability Services for assistance with our services.


Can OSU alumni or courtesy card holders use ILLiad?

Please visit your local public library for service. Residents of Ohio can use the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s ILLiad service.


Can I request a book chapter or a table of contents through ILLiad?

Yes! Use the chapter request form on the ILLiad main menu. In the pages field, you can denote the chapter pages or indicate table of contents, index, title or copyright page, etc.


Can I request Ebooks through ILLiad?

Ebooks cannot be obtained through interlibrary loan due to publisher license restrictions. But you can recommend purchase of an Ebook for the OSU Libraries collection and your use.


Can I request textbooks through ILLiad?

We are unable to accept requests for textbooks due to the large OSU student population that wants them and a lack of available copies at other libraries where they are checked out or on course reserve. We recommend that OSU students ask their professor to place assigned texts on reserve at an OSU library location. Students and faculty can also suggest purchase of a textbook by the library to be placed on reserve for a particular course.