Boatwright Library will obtain items not owned by campus libraries for current UR faculty, students and staff. If you're unsure if the item is available on campus, you can check using the UR Library Catalog. Boatwright Library uses ILLiad to facilitate ILL requests.
How to place a request:
- Visit the UR Library Catalog to verify we don't own it.
- Login to ILLiad
- Choose Book Request, Article Request or Other Request from the left-hand menu
- Enter the information about the item
- Click Submit Request
Upon arrival, books will be held for students at the Boatwright Library Main Service Desk for pickup. An automated email will be sent alerting you to pickup your materials. Books requested by faculty and staff will be scheduled for delivery via document delivery unless otherwise instructed. Incoming articles will automatically be delivered to you via email unless otherwise instructed. If you have trouble locating items or want to check the catalog at another library, visit our other libraries page to search other local libraries as well as Worldcat.
Patrons are responsible for the ILL books once the request has been placed.
Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.