Q: How do I Request a Video via WorldCat?
Last Updated: Nov 26, 2019     Views: 58

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

2.)  Type the video title into the search bar.  Please note that Interlibrary Loan is not limited to academic use, you may request viewing 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 "Video" from the column on the left.  This narrows the search results down 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 Library does not own a copy, or if our copy is checked out, click on the blue "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" button to proceed with your order:

***DVDs 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:

***By default, DVDs are considered an "article" request.  This gets switched over to a "loan" as soon as an ILL staff member manually processes the request.  To help this process, please type VIDEO in the empty Volume field and make sure all fields with an asterisk are filled in (typing 0 is fine):


8.)  Make any further edits to the item form, and click "submit request" at the bottom of the page:

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

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


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