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Interlibrary Loan: Borrowing Materials From Other Libraries

Borrowing Materials From Other Libraries

The Knox College Library offers two ways to borrow materials from other libraries, I-Share and ILLiad. To choose the best method of delivery, please read about the choices below.

See also the I-Share FAQ and ILLiad FAQ -- the Frequently Asked (and answered!) Questions pages.

If you have questions about your I-Share loans, please contact the Circulation Desk at Seymour Library (309) 341-7246.

If you have questions about your ILLiad loans, please contact the Readers' Services department at Seymour Library (309) 341-7244 or email illoan@knox.edu. During non-business hours, please contact the Circulation Desk at  (309) 341-7246.

Books

Search the Knox Library Catalog first before requesting materials.

Use I-Share: the fastest method to borrow books from other libraries is the I-Share system. Materials arrive, on average, in 3 days.

If a book is not available in the I-Share catalog, place a request through ILLiad.

Volumes from a multi-volume set are best requested from ILLiad.

Articles

Look up the journal title in the E-journals database first. This search will tell you if the full text is available online.

Use ILLiad: articles from journals and newspapers to which Knox does not have a subscription, must be ordered through ILLiad. Materials arrive, on average, in 5-7 days.

Non-print Materials

Search the Knox Library Catalog first before requesting materials.

Use ILLiad: items such as DVDs, videotapes, audio and microfilm should be requested through ILLiad.