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Resource Sharing (Interlibrary Loan)

Service Alert

We begin spring 2021 semester with the same significant challenges in place from fall 2020. Throughout last year’s remote existence, the Resource Sharing Department continued to fill as many requests as possible both at the local, state, and national level. We will continue to process as much as possible as we move into spring term; however, many of our library lenders remain closed, operate remotely, are understaffed, and are working in less than ideal circumstances. Due to these issues, wait times will likely be longer than our patrons are used to and hard to find items will be even more rare.

A few reminders:

  • Materials that we have borrowed need to be returned to us in a timely manner, ILLIAD will indicate due dates and produce reminders. Future borrowing privileges depend on our returning materials to lending libraries by their due dates.
  • For faculty we will order physical materials (books) as needed.
  • For students, we are only able to order digital articles, chapters, and scans. No physical ILL items are currently being ordered or processed for students.
  • Any ordered physical material can be picked up outside Boatwright Library and patrons will be alerted when it is there. PDF scans of all electronic items are sent to patrons’ emails.

Rest assured we continue to work daily to be sure that your items are requested. Please reach out to us at with any questions.

Ordering Items

  • Use your ILLiad account to obtain items not available from UR Libraries. This service is available for current UR faculty, students and staff.
  • Check the OneSearch to see if the library already owns the item.
  • Find it even faster by searching the Open Access Resources listed below.

To Submit a Request to ILLiad:

  • Login to ILLiad using your UR netid and password or create an account. Then choose Book Request, Article request or Other Request from the left-hand menu and submit your request.
  • You can check in on an item's status by visiting this same account page.

Open Access Resources

Can't find a resource online? The following open access choices gives you direct access to original research and articles, directly from the authors.

Contact Interlibrary Loan Staff:

Travis Smith - Project Manager, Library Facilities and Resource Sharing - - 804-289-8672

Sam Schuth - Resource Sharing Specialist - - 804-289-8668