Q: How do I Request a Book via WorldCat?
Last Updated: Feb 08, 2017     Views: 6

1.)  From the Library's homepage, navigate to Search WorldCat under Search Collections:

2.)  Type the book title into the search bar.  Please note that Interlibrary Loan is not limited to Academic use, you may request reading materials for personal use as well:

  3.)  By default, search results will be displayed as items that Hobart & William Smith Library own first.  You can narrow down your search results by the drop down menu at the top of the page, and/or the column to the left:

4.)  Select "Book" from the column on the left.  This narrow's down the search results substantially:

5.)  Choose your selection from the list.  The next page will display details of your item (description, different editions available, libraries that carry it).  If Hobart & William Smith does not own a copy, or if our copy is checked out, click on the blue "Request Item" button to proceed with you order:

***Books listed on Faculty Reserve are still technically available for checkout, so any ILL requests for such items will be canceled.  Please make available time to come in and access these items, as most Reserves are "In-Library Use Only" and circulate for 3 hours.


6.)  After clicking the "Request Item" button, you'll be directed to the iLLiad login screen.  New users will have to fill out a brief form.

7.)  Once logged in, the iLLiad Request form will appear with your item information copied over from WorldCat:

8.)  Make edits or add notes as needed, and click "submit request" at the bottom of the page:

9.)  You will then be directed to view you "Outstanding Requests" (Unfilled) and their status:

10.)  Check back anytime to view status.  You will receive an email when your book arrives.


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