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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is the loaning of items between libraries. ILL allows you to request books or articles you can’t find in the Benedictine University Library collection. We can almost always get you what you need at no cost to you.

Request Books - I-Share Visit I-Share
Request Articles - ILLiad Visit ILLiad
  • Use I-Share to find books not owned by the BenU Library.
  • 3-7 day delivery
  • Typical loan period: 28 days (up to 3 renewals)
  • Books not picked up within 2 weeks will be returned

I-Share is a group of 89 academic libraries in Illinois that share physical resources, including print books and DVDs. You can request to have items delivered to the Lisle or Mesa campus or your nearest I-Share library for pickup or delivered to your place of residence.

To place an I-Share request, follow the steps below:

  1. Sign in to BenSearch.
  2. Search All I-Share Libraries and click the item you’d like to borrow.
  3. Under How To Get It, click I-Share. Select your preferred Pickup Location and Pickup Institution and click Send Request.
  4. When your items are ready for pickup, you will receive an email notification. Please bring your BenCard when you pick up your items.
  5. Use your BenSearch Account to renew items or check the status of your requests.

Your username is your ben.edu email address. Your password is the same password used to access MyBenU and D2L (not Engage).

  • Use I-Share to find books not owned by the BenU Library.
  • 3-7 day delivery
  • Typical loan period: 28 days (up to 3 renewals)
  • Books not picked up within 2 weeks will be returned

I-Share is a group of 89 academic libraries in Illinois that share physical resources, including print books and DVDs. You can request to have items delivered to the Lisle or Mesa campus or your nearest I-Share library for pickup or delivered to your place of residence.

To place an I-Share request, follow the steps below:

  1. Sign in to BenSearch.
  2. Search All I-Share Libraries and click the item you’d like to borrow.
  3. Under How To Get It, click I-Share. Select your preferred Pickup Location and Pickup Institution and click Send Request.
  4. When your items are ready for pickup, you will receive an email notification. Please bring your BenCard when you pick up your items.
  5. Use your BenSearch Account to renew items or check the status of your requests.

Your username is your ben.edu email address. Your password is the same password used to access MyBenU and D2L (not Engage).

  • Use ILLiad to request articles not owned by the BenU Library and books not available in I-Share.
  • Articles are delivered electronically to your ILLiad account usually within 48-72 hours of request. Articles are accessible 5 times or for 15 days, whichever comes first.
  • Print books are delivered within 3-5 days.

ILLiad is an interlibrary loan tool that allows you to request articles not owned by Benedictine University Library and request books not available through I-Share.

Details:

  • Articles are delivered electronically to your ILLiad account usually within 48-72 hours of request. Articles are accessible 5 times or for 15 days, whichever comes first.
  • Print books are delivered within 3-5 days.
  1. Click Interlibrary Loan in the Library menu bar.
  2. Click the ILLiad button.
  3. Enter your BenU login. If you’re a new user, you’ll be prompted to set up your account.
From a Database
  • Enter your BenU network credentials. If you’re a new user, you’ll be prompted to set up your account.
  • ILLiad will automatically populate the article request form with the citation information. Submit the form.
From a Citation
  1. Log in to ILLiad. (See “How do I log in to my ILLiad account?” above)
  2. In the left column, under New Request, click Article.
  3. Fill out the required fields and submit the form.
  1. Log in to ILLiad. (See “How do I log in to my ILLiad account?” above)
  2. In the left column, under View, click Electronically Received Articles.

  • Use ILLiad to request articles not owned by the BenU Library and books not available in I-Share.
  • Articles are delivered electronically to your ILLiad account usually within 48-72 hours of request. Articles are accessible 5 times or for 15 days, whichever comes first.
  • Print books are delivered within 3-5 days.

ILLiad is an interlibrary loan tool that allows you to request articles not owned by Benedictine University Library and request books not available through I-Share.

Details:

  • Articles are delivered electronically to your ILLiad account usually within 48-72 hours of request. Articles are accessible 5 times or for 15 days, whichever comes first.
  • Print books are delivered within 3-5 days.
  1. Click Interlibrary Loan in the Library menu bar.
  2. Click the ILLiad button.
  3. Enter your BenU login. If you’re a new user, you’ll be prompted to set up your account.
From a Database
  • Enter your BenU network credentials. If you’re a new user, you’ll be prompted to set up your account.
  • ILLiad will automatically populate the article request form with the citation information. Submit the form.
From a Citation
  1. Log in to ILLiad. (See “How do I log in to my ILLiad account?” above)
  2. In the left column, under New Request, click Article.
  3. Fill out the required fields and submit the form.
  1. Log in to ILLiad. (See “How do I log in to my ILLiad account?” above)
  2. In the left column, under View, click Electronically Received Articles.