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Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) is a system that provides access to books, book chapters, and articles not available at Fuller Libraries, by borrowing items from other libraries. The name ILLiad can be thought of as an acronym for InterLibrary Loan internet accessible database.

In other words, if we do not own a particular book that you need, you can often successfully borrow it from another library through the Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) system.

Fuller faculty, staff and currently enrolled students can log in to a personal, secure Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) account to submit, track requests, and retrieve electronically delivered documents.

Please note that on your first login you will be asked to personalize your account for a better user experience.

We also use this system to fulfill Document Delivery requests from our online and regional campus users for materials owned only by the David Allan Hubbard Library (Pasadena campus).

Most of the time you will submit requests through the library’s catalog or online databases.  At times you may need to submit a request manually in your ILLiad account.  

Book Requests (via library catalog)

  1. Search the library’s catalog.

  2. If you find a title that Fuller Libraries do not own, go to the item’s catalog record. On the catalog record, under Find a Copy in the Library, click on the “Request Item through Interlibrary Loan” button.

  3. Log in to your ILLiad account.

  4. Submit the form.

Article or Book Chapter Requests (via library catalog or selected databases)

  1. Search the library’s catalog or online databases.

  2. On the item’s catalog record, under Find a Copy Online, click on the link “Check for Access to Full-text.” This will cross-check our databases for this item.

  3. If full-text is not available, under Request this item through Interlibrary Loan, click “Interlibrary Loan Online Request Form.”

  4. Log in to your ILLiad account.

  5. Submit the form.

Manual Requests & Document Delivery

  1. Log in to your ILLiad account.

  2. If you plan to make a Document Delivery request, please go to Tools > Change User Information, and choose your Affiliation status (Online or Regional Campus).  Please also make sure your address is up-to-date.

  3. Locate and fill in the appropriate form (Journal Article, Book, Book Chapter).

  4. Submit the form.


You can check on the status of your request on your ILLiad account.  You will also be notified by email when your item has arrived.  Interlibrary loan books can be picked up at the front desk of the David Allan Hubbard Library.  Document Delivery items will be sent to your address.