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ILLiad is an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service that ODU Library uses to borrow materials worldwide that are not available freely online, or in the ODU Library or OhioLINK Catalogs.
ILL services are offered to all current ODU faculty, staff, and (non-courtesy) students. Types of materials requested may include:
  • Books
  • Journal, magazine and newspaper articles
  • Theses and dissertations
Every effort is made to acquire materials within a reasonable time frame while avoiding fees being passed on to the patron. For more information, email illservices@ohiodominican.edu.  

Connect to ILLiad


  • Why do I need a username and password to use ILLiad?
    Your username and password allows us to give you secure access to information about your Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests. We can also enable you to edit your personal information such as your address or phone number.

    Your username can be anything you like, such as your name, abbreviations, or an alphanumeric code. Your password also can be anything you like.

    We recommend that you follow good security practice and choose a password that is different from those you use to access other systems.

    However, no one but you will know your password, not even the library staff. The password you set is stored in an encrypted file.
  • What if I forget my password?
    If you forget your password, contact the ODU Library's Interlibrary Loan Services either by email or by phone at (614) 251-4755.

    We can then reset your password allowing you access to ILLiad. Please change your password once you logon to ILLiad.
  • How long does it take for my materials to arrive?
    The delivery time for Interlibrary Loan materials can be as little as 3 business days or as many as 120 business days.  

    If you need your materials to arrive before a certain date, make sure to fill in the "Not Wanted After Date" on the ILLiad request form.  
  • How do I know when my Interlibrary Loan has arrived?
    You will receive an email message sent to your ODU email account.
  • Where do I pick up my articles and books?
    In most cases, you can access your articles electronically by logging into your ILLiad account.

    If an article cannot be scanned into the ILLiad system, it will be available for you to pick up at the Circulation Services Desk in Spangler Learning Center, where you can also pick up your ILL book loans.
  • How long can I keep book loans?
    The due date depends on the policies of the library that owns the item. The date will be clearly marked on the item.
  • Copyright restrictions

    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 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.