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Library 101 for ACU Faculty: Interlibrary Loan

A quick information guide to the Brown Library, specifically geared toward new ACU faculty members.

Three Ways to Request

There are three ways to submit your Interlibrary Loan requests: 

  1. EBSCO OneSearch (Easiest)
  2. Worldcat (Most Accurate)
  3. Manual Submission (Not in our Databases)

ILLiad Account

You can review standing and past requests by logging into your ILLiad account. Log in with your myACU username and password. This is also where you will go to download requested articles. 

Electronically delivered articles are available for 30 days. You should print or download articles to your computer for personal use. 

Contact Information

ACU's Interlibrary Loan Department:

Kelsey Weems, Interlibrary Loan Coordinator

(325) 674-2398

Office located behind the circulation desk


Other Contacts: 

Circulation Desk

(325) 674-2316‚Äč

How Do I Submit an Interlibrary Loan Request?

Method #1: EBSCO OneSearch

If you found the material you needed through EBSCO OneSearch (the prominant search box on the ACU library homepage), there is a link on the record that will pull in the citation information for you: 

You will be asked to sign in with your myACU username and password, and, if you've never used the ILLiad system for ILL requests before, you will be asked to register your information before proceeding. Then you will be taken to the request submission form where your citation information will be inserted automatically. You may then specify any additional information, such as date not needed after (if it's hard to get, when will it be too late) or whether an alternate edition is acceptable. Add any relevant notes, and submit. 


Method #2: WorldCat

Another way to submit your request is by finding the item in WorldCat. WorldCat is recommended for advanced users. You can find the exact edition of what you need, and you can view which libraries report owning the item, which may give you an idea of how quickly and easily a request is likely to be filled. 

WorldCat also has a link that will automatically insert your citation information: 

Again, you will be asked to log in with your myACU username and password and register if you have not already done so. The ciation information will be automatically inserted into the request form, so specify any additional relevant information and submit. 


Method #3: Manual Submission

If your desired material cannot be found in any of our databases, you can manually cite your request by logging into ILLiad (using your myACU username and password) and selecting from the left-side menu "Books and More" for physical materials or "Article" or "Book Chapter" for documents that can be delivered electronically. Enter as much information as possible. Information like ISSN or ISBN number and year of publication will help library staff fill your request. Try to cite as accurately as possible and avoid spelling errors, as errors or lack of information can delay request processing. Note the "not needed after" date and whether an alternate edition or language other than English are acceptable. It is also helpful to leave a note about where you found your citation information.