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How to Get Started!
- Read over the information on the "Home" Tab.
- Create an account by following the directions on the "Creating an ILLiad Account" tab.
- After creating your account review the "Policies and Copyright" Tab to understand what you can request and what you can do with those requests.
- Request an item by following the steps in the "Requesting Through ILLiad" tab.
What is an Interlibrary Loan?
Interlibrary loans (ILLs) is the process by which we, MCC Library, requests material from another library. This system is a cooperative arrangement between thousands of participating libraries ranging from statewide, regional, and national libraries across the United States and certain parts of the world. Its purpose is to provide our library users with their informational needs.
What is ILLiad?
ILLiad is MCC’s web based Interlibrary Loan system. Through ILLiad you may request articles, books and other materials that the MCCCD Libraries do not have available. ILLiad provides information on the status of all requests. This service is only available to current students, faculty and staff.
Tips for ILLs
1. Be thorough - Before we can ask another library to share its time and materials with us, we must have exhausted the resources of our own system. Reference librarians will help you use this library to your best advantage, and can assist you with identifying what you need to request on ILLiad.
2. Be accurate - partial (or incorrect) citations are virtually impossible to locate. The more information, the better the chances of completing the loan. The best way of searching for information regarding your material is to search through www.worldcat.org. Adding information such as ISSN# or ISBN# along with the author, title (both journal and article title), etc. will result in a faster loan request.
3. Be patient - It can take a couple weeks or more for delivery. Plan ahead. You must determine your needs in advance, and time your requests both to allow for delays and to avoid receiving more than you can use in the time allowed for loans.
4. Be prompt - Check your phone for messages and email for when your materials are ready. Pick them up as soon as you can. Items borrowed from outside the District are generally only loaned for the standard two weeks and then must be returned. Renewals are usually not possible on these materials.