Getting Books and Articles from Other Libraries

If you are unable to get full text of what you need through our library resources (print or online), the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries will try to get the materials from another library through our Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) service. This service is available at no cost to students, staff, and faculty of the University.

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)


Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) is the library’s system for all kinds of requests to borrow books, articles, dissertations, etc. To use this system, you need to set up an account one time by logging in with your NetID. Articles usually arrive as PDFs in your ILLiad account within a few days. Books can take a week or more to arrive by mail. In OneSearch, the Request link for articles not available online will take you directly to ILLiad. You will be notified by email when your items are ready.

Screenshot of the orange "Request" button, which allows the user to request items from our Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) service. The "Request" button is enclosed in a red rectangle.
Screenshot of the orange "Request" button, which allows the user to request items from our Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) service. The "Request" button is enclosed in a red rectangle.

Non-University of Nevada, Reno users should consult our policies page for information about Interlibrary Loan policies and costs.