To request an item through Interlibrary Loan, you must be identified as a member of the Mercyhurst Community in the library's ILLiad system. To do this, log in for the first time and register.
Registration has three purposes:
⚠️ Until further notice all Interlibrary Loan items must be picked up and dropped off on the appropriately marked shelves on the Main Level of the library. These shelves are located to the right after entering the main entrance. You will receive an email when your books are ready for pick up. When the books are due, please be sure to return them to the drop off book shelf located in the same area.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service provided for current Mercyhurst University students, faculty, and staff by which materials not owned by the library are obtained from other libraries. There are no costs associated with placing an ILL request. The library covers the costs of select item requests and shipping cost. ILLiad is the system that manages your ILL requests. Using ILLiad you can track the status of your requests, check due dates, renew checked out materials, and view your ILL borrowing history.
Renewal of books must be done within your ILLiad account.
Renewals are subject to approval by the lending library, and you only get one renewal per book. You must request the renewal before the due date by following these steps:
1. Log into your ILLiad account.
2. Choose CHECKED OUT ITEMS from the menu along the left side
3. Click on the TRANSACTION NUMBER of the book you want to renew
4. Click on RENEW REQUEST located in red at the top of the screen