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Interlibrary Loan & Digitization Services: ILLiad



Fast,  Free, Convenient.


From Miner's collection or another library's collection...

we'll get it for you!

What is ILLiad?

ILLiad is the resource sharing management software used by Miner Library to process Interlibrary Loan and Digitization requests. It only takes a few minutes to setup an account and you can immediately begin submitting requests.

What is Electronic Delivery?

Electronic delivery means that articles and book chapters are sent to your ILLiad account in PDF format. You will receive an email when your item is available.

To retrieve it:
1. Log into ILLiad.
2. Under Electronically Received Articles, click the View Button for the article.
3. Articles can be retrieved for 30 days. We recommend you print the article or save it on your computer for future reference.

Copyright Statement

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction not 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. U.S. Copyright Law also prohibits the copying of multiple chapters from a single book, multiple articles from a single journal issue, or an entire work.

We reserve the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in our judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright.

Welcome to Interlibrary Loan & Digitization Services

Edward G. Miner Library's Interlibrary Loan & Digitization Services support the instructional, research, and scholarly activities, and personal interests and enrichment of the URMC community.

Miner's Interlibrary Loan & Digitization Services are available to URMC faculty, staff, residents, fellows, postdocs, students and other URMC affiliates, and provided FREE of charge.

  • Submit requests in ILLiad.
    • We will obtain materials from other libraries and content providers on your behalf.
    • Articles and book chapters available in Miner's print collection, will be scanned for you by library staff.
  • All articles and book chapters are delivered as a PDF to your ILLiad account. Books and other items, such as DVDs, are held at the Miner Library Answer Desk for pick up.
  • You will be notified via email when a PDF has been delivered to your ILLiad account or an item is ready for pick up.
    • It generally takes 1 - 2 business days to fill a journal article or book chapter request and approximately 7 - 10 days to fill a book request. However, many requests are filled sooner.
    • Articles and book chapters digitized from materials in our collection have a general turnaround of 24 hours, Monday - Friday.
  • Request statuses are available online in your ILLiad account.

Click here:  Log in to ILLiad  to access or create your account.

How to Place an Interlibrary Loan Request

Questions About Interlibrary Loan & Digitization Services?

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585-275-3361 or  585-275-5787

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Let us save you time!

We have a lot of resources..but not everything you need. When Miner doesn't own it...request it using our Interlibrary Loan Service and we'll get it for you!

We know you're let us scan & deliver articles to you through our Digitization Service!