Interlibrary Loan: ILLiad

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*If you have already set up an ILLiad account, but are asked to fill in a First Time Users Form, clear your browser's cookies — do not set up a second account. For questions or issues using ILLiad please contact Brenda Austin at (207) 602-2386.

What is ILLiad?

ILLiad is the electronic system used to request items from outside the UNE Libraries. The name ILLiad can be thought of as an acronym for InterLibrary Loan internet accessible database. UNE community members may also use the Maine interlibrary loan system MaineCat for item requests.

Why use ILLiad?
ILLiad gives UNE students and faculty access to the materials they need for research, even if UNE Library Services don’t own or subscribe to them.

It’s easy to submit your interlibrary loan requests. You’ll be asked to enter personal information into the system only once, at the time of your first request. Once your account is activated, you can get information about the status of your request online at any time, and requested articles typically arrive quickly through Electronic Delivery.

How do I use ILLiad?

Use your UNE ID as your ILLiad username and password (the same as you use for UNE email and Blackboard). You will be able to edit your personal information such as your address or phone number once you are logged into ILLiad for the first time.

Request materials via ILLiad two ways:

  • If you are already searching for library materials, you may come across the option to “Request (item) via Interlibrary Loan.” This option appears when UNE Library Services doesn’t own or subscribe to an item, or if it isn’t currently available. The button is a direct link to ILLiad, where you will be able to request the item via interlibrary loan.
  • You can start your request directly from ILLiad by logging in and entering the relevant information under “New Request.”

Why don't I see all my older requests when I look at my request history?

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.

Why does my browser say that you're sending a cookie? What's in it?

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.

Who do I contact if I have problems with or questions about ILLiad?

InterLibrary Loan office at (207) 602-2386 or e-mail to