Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is an agreement between participating libraries to loan or share resources not held by the originating library. To request a book or an article through interlibrary loan, a student must have created an account within ILLiad, the interlibrary loan system used by Fairmont State University. If you do not have an account, you can create one HERE.
Once you've created your account, you can use your account to place requests for books and articles not held by our library. You will need the complete bibliographic information for the items. For books, you will need: title, author(s), publisher, place of publication, and copyright year. For articles, you will need: title of the article, author(s), title of publication, volume/issue (or other form of publication date, i.e., Fall 2020 or Oct. 25, 2017), and the page number(s).
Requests may take up to 10 days to two weeks to fill. Book requests will be available at the Circulation Desk once received. Articles may be delivered directly to a student's email if received in an electronic format. Photocopies of articles will also be available at the Circulation Desk.
You may also use your ILLiad account to track the status of your interlibrary loan request. There is no fee to interlibrary loan. Please check our databases thoroughly before placing a request to make sure the item isn't already available from another database or source. If you have any questions regarding interlibrary loan, please contact Sharon Mazure at firstname.lastname@example.org.