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Interlibrary Loan

What is ILL?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a UNLV Libraries’ subsidized service which supports the scholarly research and curriculum needs of current UNLV faculty, staff and students by obtaining materials from libraries around the world.  The materials include article, book, book chapter, microform, video, DVD, CD, dissertation/thesis.  Interlibrary Loan supplements the resources directly owned or licensed by the UNLV Libraries.  

  • Most articles arrive within 24 hours, and books arrive within a week. Turnaround time may be affected by scarcity of sources, distance of sources, holidays and weekends, or incomplete information about the requested item. 
  • Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment and fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
  • To place your request, first you must register your rebel card barcode and activate your library account at the circulation desk.  Then, create a new ILL account by clicking "First Time Users Click Here" button. 
  • Items borrowed on Interlibrary Loan are subject to the loan policies and due date of the lending library; usually 4-12 weeks loan period. 
  • You are responsible for borrowed items and must abide by the rules, guidelines and polices of the lending library. 

Log intoMy ILL Account

Your ILL Account

From the ILL logon page, click on First Time Users.  

Enter all required information.

  • Your RebelCard Barcode is the 14 digit number on the back of your RebelCard

  • For your convenience, we recommend that you use ACE account as your ILL username and password. 

  • Select a delivery/pickup location

    • LIED - main library

    • ARCH - Architectural Studies Library

    • TDRL - Teacher Development & Resources Library

    • MUSIC - Music Library

    • OFF CAMPUS (distance education, remote access or Shadow Lane Campus

  • Click Submit when finished. 

If you receive an error message when trying to register, please contact the ILL office at (702) 895-2152 during our business hours for assistance.

Requests:

Log into your MY ILL Account, under “New Request” click on the type of material you want (Article, Book, Book Chapter, Conference Paper etc.)

  • Enter as much information as possible.
  • Use the Notes Field for additional information.
  • Click "Submit Request."
  • Do not submit multiple items on one request form.

How do I edit a request already submitted?

  • Contact ILL staff at (702) 895-2152 or illiad@unlv.edu
  • Provide the TN# and the information to be changed in the email.

Why did my article disappear from the list?

There are 2 possibilities:

  • You clicked on the Remove checked document button for that article.The document was online for more than 30 days and expired.
    • If you accidentally delete a document, there is an "Undelete" link next to each transaction in the request history in your ILLiad profile.
    • Contact ILL staff at (702) 895-2152 or illiad@unlv.edu for assistance

 

ILL materials may be renewed once from the original due date, depending the approval of the owning institution. You can request a renewal through your ILL account. 

1. Log into your ILL account. Find the title you want to renew.  If it is renewable, you should be able to click the "renew" button.  If it is not renewable, the button will be in greyscale and disabled. 

2. Click on the "Renew" button.  If it is too soon to renew, you will see the message.   

3.  You will receive an automated e-mail within a couple of days notifying you that your renewal is granted or denied.  There won't be any overdue fines while you are waiting the auto-email.  

 

 

To update your ILL account information, select a new pickup location or reset your password:

Log into  My ILL Account, under "Profile" you will see the "Update Profile" option. 

  • Select “Change User Information” to edit

    • Name

    • Email address

    • Daytime phone number

    • Campus affiliation

    • Customer status

    • Department

    • Pickup location

  • Select "Change Password" to change your password.

    • This password is specific to the ILL system.

    • This password is not related to your ACE account password.

    • You may choose any password or number you wish to use.  No password requirement.

If you have forgotten your password:

  • From  My ILL Account, click “Forgot Password?

  • Enter your ILL Username and click "Reset Password."

    • An email will be sent to the email account you entered into your ILL profile.

    • If you do not receive an email within 10 minutes, contact the ILL office.

  • Follow the link in the email you receive.

    • You will be directed to a page where you can reset your password.

 If you have forgotten your username:

  • Contact the Interlibrary Loan office at illiad@unlv.edu or (702) 895-2152 for assistance.

Rebel Barcode Number

Your rebel card barcode number is located on back of your rebel card. It starts with 21147...

If you don't have rebel barcode, please fill out the barcode request form. 

Barcode Request Form

 

Renewing ILL items

ILL materials may be renewed once from the original due date, depending the approval of the owning institution. You can request a renewal through your ILL account. 

1. Log into your ILL account. Find the title you want to renew.  If it is renewable, you should be able to click the "renew" button.  If it is not renewable, the button will be in greyscale and disabled. 

2. Click on the "Renew" button.  If it is too soon to renew, you will see the message.   

3.  You will receive an automated e-mail within a couple of days notifying you that your renewal is granted or denied.

Borrower's responsibilities

  • It is your responsibility to read and comply with UNLV libraries borrowing guidelines. Please read these guidelines before using our services. 
  • ILL items can be subject to recall by lending libraries.  
  • Borrowers are responsible for keeping track of the due dates.  Email notices are courtesy only. 
  • Additionally, you are responsible for all library materials including ILL items checked out on your account until they are returned to the library and cleared from your account. 
  • Instructor:  You may not put ILL items on reserve.  It is against lending libraries' ILL policies. 

Overdue Fines

  • ILL materials are fined at a rate of $1.00 per day per item. Patrons who do not return ILL materials within 3 weeks will be blocked from all circulation transactions at UNLV libraries as well as from MyUNLV. 
  • Please do NOT remove book strap.  Losing the book strap can cause delays in returning process.  
  • Fines should be paid at the library circulation desk or over the phone (702-895-2111).
  • While you are waiting for renewal request approval, there won't be any overdue fines.  

Tips and Tricks

Tips for getting faster service
  • Search the UNLV Libraries' Catalog for local holdings by:
  • Provide ISSN/ISBN or OCLC number
    • If multiple ISSN/ISBN numbers are available, use only one in the ISSN/ISBN form field and put the others in the "notes" field
    • If provided, the processing of your request may be automated and not require staff intervention
  • Verify that your citation information is accurate
    • Do not abbreviate the title of the publication
    • Place the citation information in the correct fields on the form
    • Check your spelling and your citation!
  • Choose the proper request form when submitting a request
    • Using the proper will help us find the correct item.
    • Do not submit several items on one request form.
    • Use the "notes" field in the request form to provide additiona that may be of use.
  • Textbook request is not recommended. 
    • Due to the high demand of textbook titles both at UNLV and other institutions, attempts to borrow textbooks takes longer and are frequently unsuccessful.  
    • Also, Interlibrary loan due dates are short and will not cover a full semester use.
    • Often they are not renewable.  
    • Most libraries do not purchase textbooks (or are unwilling to lend textbooks to other libraries).  
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