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Materials not owned by the Trinity College Library can often be borrowed from other libraries through a process called Interlibrary Loan. ILLiad is the system we have in place for you to accomplish this. The name ILLiad can be thought of as an acronym for InterLibrary Loan internet accessible database.
Access is automatically provided to all current Trinity students and employees using your regular Trinity username and password. College retirees should contact the Access Services staff at email@example.com to create or reactivate your account.
No one will see your Trinity password, not even the library staff.
Books, videos, and sound recordings held by a member of our CTW Consortium (Connecticut College, Trinity College, and Wesleyan University) should be requested directly from them via the Library Catalog or WorldCat. These items will arrive quicker and you can keep them for the same loan periods as though we owned them ourselves. Everything else should be requested via ILLiad.
Timing ranges from one day for some electronic articles to a few weeks for harder to find books. Just because you can identify something does not always mean we can find a library willing to lend it to us! So be sure to plan ahead to give yourself enough time.
The average turnaround time for article requests is currently 4 days and book requests 9 days.
You will be notified by email when your item has arrived, whether it's online in your ILLiad account or ready for pickup at the Library's circulation desk.
Borrowing periods for things loaned to us by other libraries are set by the owning libraries, not Trinity. And you can often expect to need to return them to us in within 30 days with no flexibility unless they tell us upfront that a loan "renewal" is possible. You will be able to see this on the item's record in ILLiad.
To help you manage your returns, we will email you a courtesy notice a few days before the item is due back, followed by an overdue notice at 1 and 8 days. But once any item is overdue all library privileges will be suspended until the item is returned. Materials not returned within 40 days will incur a $20 overdue fine and the borrower billed for the replacement cost of the item.
Borrowers who have failed to return items in a timely manner may have future borrowing privileges limited to one active request at a time.
We recommend the current versions of either Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.
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.
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:
Questions or problems? Contact our ILL staff at 860-297-2249 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org