Answered By: Main Library
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2018     Views: 58

1. Request the ILL Item

  • Complete one ILL request form for each item needed.
  • DO NOT abbreviate titles of books, journals, or words in an article title. This is especially important with foreign language materials.
  • Be sure to include the source of the reference (where the item was mentioned or cited) on all requests submitted.
  • If you need assistance, please ask for help at a reference desk or branch library.

2. Picking Up the Item

  • You will receive an email when the item has arrived.
  • It will be at the Main Library Patron Services Desk, unless...
    • In ILLiad you asked for a branch pick-up. Then, staff will send the item by the next courier to the branch. Please allow enough time for transportation of the item.
    • Or with MeLCat requests, upon receipt of the email, you may request delivery of materials to a branch location by calling InterLibrary Services at (517) 884-6398 or through e-mail at