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Research Tips: Request material from ILL

We Don't Have the Material You Need?

If we don't have what you are looking for, request it from Interlibrary Loan

  • This is a free service.
  • ILL will try to obtain the material from another library system somewhere in the United States.
  • This service can take several days.
  • Please carefully read the policies listed on the ILL page for more information about this service.


Types of material that can be requested

  • books
  • book chapters
  • journal articles
  • conference papers
  • theses
  • dissertations


Instructions for Submitting an InterLibrary Loan Request

  1. Go to ILL
  2. Click on  the Illiad icon in the middle of the page
  3. Log in with your Nova ID & password
  4. Click on the type of material For example: Journal Article (left side of screen)
  5. Click on Submit Request
  6. If ILL is able to obtain the physical material (book or dissertation), they will mail it to you. You are responsible for the return postage.
  7. Electronically Received Articles to view the article or book chapter (left side of screen)