Schusterman Library

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Interlibrary Loan

How to get full-text or books that the library doesn't own

What do you do when the OU Schusterman Library doesn't have the book or article that you need? What if the library owns the article, but you just can't find time to come to the library to look for it?

The solution is simple. Getting books and articles to faculty, staff, and students is something that the OU Schusterman Library does every day, and we can do it for you. We know where to look and how to get the documents you need for your research, projects, and teaching, whether or not we have it in our collection. The process of getting them to you is called Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for documents the library does not own, and Document Delivery for documents we have on our shelves, or in our electronic holdings.

How does it work?

The OU Schusterman Library has a book and article ordering system called ILLiad. You can get to ILLiad from the OU Schusterman Library website.
All you have to do is log on to ILLiad and fill in the article or book citation--the title, author, page numbers, journal name, and so forth. The ILL staff takes it from there. When your book or article arrives, we notify you by email.
You'll pick up the book at the library's front desk. You'll access your article by logging on to ILLiad, where you can view the PDF online from any computer.

The library's Lost Materials Policy also applies to books borrowed through our ILLiad interlibrary loan service.

Where do I sign up?

You can begin using ILLiad after a short one-time registration process. OU-Tulsa faculty, staff and currently-enrolled students no longer need a barcode to register for ILLiad, but you must use your OU or OUHSC email address as your user ID.
Once you complete the ILLiad registration process, you can begin ordering books and articles right away!
As an added bonus, when you use the OU Schusterman library catalog, you'll find the Interlibrary Loan link attached to articles and books that the library does not own. Click the link, and your document's citation enters itself automatically in the ILLiad order form.
There are also ordering options for our OVID and PubMed users--order the documents from your search results directly from OVID or PubMed. To learn how, please contact the library.

No charge!

ILLiad at OU-Tulsa is free for OU-Tulsa faculty, staff, and students.