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The New Graduate Student's Guide to the Chemistry Library: Interlibrary Loan

Resources and services offered to graduate students (and others) in the UIUC Chemistry Library.

Interlibrary Loan

  • Books – Use the Library Catalog to see if item is available. If so, click on the Request Item tab. If not, check the I-Share catalog by selecting All I-Share Libraries in the drop down box next to the Find button. You will be notified by email when the title is available for you. Items can be sent to the Chemistry Library for convenient pickup. If the item is not found in the I-Share Catalog, request online via the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery  page. Choose "University of Illinois Users" and then "Login to ILLIad to request item." You will need your NetID and Password. Select "Book" under "New Request" and fill out the Book Request form. ILLiad book requests may take one to three weeks. You will be notified by email.

    NOTE: The Library of the Health Sciences (LHS) is a branch of the UI Chicago Library, and its collection is not in the Urbana Library Catalog. To find materials at LHS, use the UI Chicago catalog, UICCAT.

  • Articles. Articles not available at may be obtained through interlibrary loan via the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery.
    1. Before making a request, check the Library Catalog to be sure the item you need is not available. To locate the item, search for the journal name (not the article title) in the Library Catalog. There will be a record for journals that the Library subscribes to. Also see the Journal and Article Locator for electronic versions of journals.
    2. If no campus library has the journal, or if the volume you need is not available, you may request an article copy through Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery. The service is free. To submit an ILLiad online request form, click on "Login to ILLiad to request item". You will need your NetID and password, as well as the complete citation (authors, year of publication, article title, journal name, volume, page numbers). Do not abbreviate. Most requests are filled within three to seven days. Articles are provided either electronically as PDF files (if available) with notification by email, or in paper form by campus mail to your campus address. Be sure that your email and campus addresses are correct on the request form.

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Chemistry Library
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Subjects: Chemistry