ILLiad is the electronic system you use to request an item through Interlibrary Loan. The name ILLiad can be thought of as an acronym for InterLibrary Loan internet accessible database. It allows Midwestern State University faculty, staff, and students to request materials from thousands of libraries in the United States.
Some people might find it troublesome to have to log into ILLiad using a username and password. We believe this is less trouble than traditional paper and electronic systems which require you to enter your personal information with each new request.
Your username and password allows us to give you secure access to information about your interlibrary loan 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.
In the event that you forget your password, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Office at (940) 397-4755. We can then reset your password allowing you access to ILLiad. Please change your password once you logon to ILLiad.
You need a Web browser that can handle forms, tables, and preferrably Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). We recommend the current versions of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Yes. Web browsers cache information and create a history file on the local workstation. This allows a subsequent user of the workstation to access the system under your name using the browser's Back button to recall a page from the cache, or by finding a page with your personal information in the browser's history file. If you are concerned about the security of your interlibrary loan requests, you can take the following steps:
Access ILLiad only from your personal computer or an otherwise secure workstation.
Access ILLiad from a workstation in the Interlibrary Loan office in the library. These computers are supervised by the library staff.
When using a public access workstation:
From time to time we purge older records from ILLiad. Our policy is to keep requests online for several years in order to comply with record keeping requirements of the copyright law.
Many libraries ship photocopies of articles to us in electronic format. In the past, these articles were typically delivered via email. Now, through ILLiad, we are able to offer you the option of electronic delivery as an upload to your account. You can read more about electronic delivery on the Electronic Delivery Information page.
The technology that we use sends a Session ID to be stored on your machine. You can refuse this cookie and still be able to use ILLiad without any problems.