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Distance Education: Materials from Other Libraries (ILL)

A guide to library resources for Distance Education students

Ways to Ask Us

Interlibrary Loan

  • If Auburn University Libraries does not own the materials you need, you will use Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
  • The Libraries' ILL system is known as ILLiad. To use ILL, login to ILLiad using your username and password.
  • You will register and provide contact information the first time you login. Under 'Status' on the User Information form, BE SURE you select Distance Ed.

Books, Scores, CDs, and DVDs

  • To obtain Books, Scores, CDs, and DVDs that Auburn University Libraries does not own, you will need to use Interlibrary Loan.
  • Go to ILLiad and select ILL Loan.
  • Fill out the form as completely as possible.
  • Submit the request. ILL will request the item from another library and it will be sent to you in a few days. Warning: Not every library will lend recordings or videos, so ILL may not be able to supply some items.

Journal Articles

  • To obtain journal articles that Auburn University Libraries does not have access to in paper or in electronic format, you will need to use Interlibrary Loan.
  • Go to ILLiad and select ILL Photocopy.
  • Fill out the form as completely as possible. Submit the request.
  • ILL will request the article from another library and it will be sent to you in electronic format in a few days.
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