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ILLiad: Interlibrary Loan: Get Articles & Books Not Available at Colby

Some digitized articles can arrive in less than an hour..

What is ILLiad?

  • No full-text at Colby?
  • Don't give up. Submit an ILLiad request!
  • ILLiad is a inter-library service that gets you materials from other libraries. It's free!
  • Articles can arrive very quickly, some within just a few hours!
  • Books and microfilm are sent to the Miller Service Desk.
  • Questions or need help? Email me or stop by my office.
  • Look for ILLiad order link in databases and WorldCat.

Performing + Narrative Arts Librarian

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Laine Thielstrom

Contact me by email or chat (send me a Google Hangouts invite). Or let's talk about your research or information need on Google Meet or Zoom!

Setting up an ILLiad account

Go to the Colby Libraries home page.

Click on the My Accounts tab in the top menu. Then click on My ILLiad Account.

This will take you to an Authentication Required screen. Fill in your Colby ID and password.

Once signed in, you'll be taken to an electronic ILLiad sign up form. Fill the form out and submit.

This will activate your very own ILLiad account, which you can use to get articles and books outside of Colby collections!

Books are sent to the MIller Library Service Desk. Articles are sent to your My ILLiad Account. (After being notified by email, go back to the library home page and your My ILLiad Account to retrieve the article in PDF form.

This is what that page looks like after an article has been sent to you.








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