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Beginner's Guide to UK Libraries: Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

A guide to provide basic information on how to use UK Libraries. It includes tips on doing research, library vocabulary and the ability to view the guide in other languages using Google Translate.

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Please call the Interlibrary Loan office at (859) 218-1880.

Visual Instructions for Creating and Using your ILLiad Account

Instructions created by Mary Pattengill, Interlibrary Loan unit. 

What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that provides a way for you to request that UK Libraries borrow books or articles that it does not own from another library for your use.
  • To request an item through ILL, you must first create an ILLiad account.
  • There is no charge to the student for ILL materials.

Creating a New Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) Account

    1. Choose the link for main campus unless you are a Medical Center Student or a Law Student.

     2. Click on first time users.

    3. Next you will fill out the registration form. (Your Library barcode is on the back of your UK ID card. It is not the same as your UK student ID!)


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