The Interlibrary Loan office does not supply course textbooks--
The library uses ILLiad—our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) management system—to facilitate Distance Education (DE) requests for library books and articles. Delivery time is dependent on where the item is retrieved from: Stout’s local holdings, a UW System library, or another library.
Regardless of their source, all materials are delivered directly to you in one of two ways:
Unlike campus users, DE students and faculty are eligible to request Stout library materials (not course textbooks) through ILLiad; this service is called Document Delivery. DE requests that cannot be filled as Document Delivery are automatically routed to Interlibrary Loan (request from another library).
What difference does it make if my request is supplied by Stout (as Document Delivery) or another library (as ILL)?
Time and money. All you need to do is use the ILLiad form for either service. Just be aware that because of where the item comes from, delivery time and cost may differ between items.
Document Delivery requests (Stout items) are free and usually ship within 24 hours. ILL requests (from other libraries) can take several days (even weeks) to fill and sometimes require a patron contribution. It’s in your best interest to plan and request accordingly.
1. Login to ILLiad. Click a request button:
* Request Article or Other Copy: Articles, book sections, etc. (scanned and delivered electronically)
* Request Book or Other Loan: Loaned items such as books, DVDs, etc. (shipped to your home address)
2. Fill in required fields; additional information can speed processing
3. For “Are you a Distance Education Student?,” select Distance Education
4. For “Maximum Amount Willing to Pay for This Item,” enter your top amount. NOTES on costs:
* There is no charge for Document Delivery (i.e., Stout articles and loans)
* Most ILL requests can be filled at no cost to you (“0” for max cost); for requests later found to require a contribution, you have the option to adjust your “maximum amount” accordingly
* A contribution of $10 will usually cover remaining ILL requests; enter this as your maximum amount” as your research needs warrant
5. Click Submit Request
Many requests can be submitted directly from databases as you search. Look for a Find It! button which links you to every available source for obtaining the document; our print and microform holdings are listed first, followed by online full text, and so on. The Go button next to each source links you directly to that source.
For documents not available at Stout, Find It! also displays a Go button for Interlibrary Loan. By initiating ILL requests from this Go button, the ILLiad form is automatically populated with citation information. This is a great way to both find and request research materials in a single process.
Like article requests that are placed from databases, loan requests placed from WorldCat for books and media automatically populate with citation information. Do this by clicking the Request from Non UW Library link found near the top of any WorldCat item record.
This is an excellent service for DE students living near another UW System school. All 39 UW System campuses participate in a shared library catalog and allow an array of in-state borrowing and returning options (Universal Borrowing service).
Onsite Borrowing: Your Stout ID gives you full onsite borrowing, and returning, privileges across the UW System.
Example: Use your Stout ID to check out an item from UW-Milwaukee and return it to UW-Fox Valley.
Online Borrowing: Search and identify holdings at other UW System Libraries through the Stout Library Catalog (select Search UW System Libraries). There are two methods for requesting items:
Example: Login to your library account from Stout's catalog, request a UW-Eau Claire item, change the pickup location from UW-Stout (the default) to UW-Madison, pick up and check the item out at Madison, renew it from your online account, and return it to UW Parkside.
As a DE student, why not request items directly from the UB catalog?
Online UB is simply too automated for the non-linear aspect of DE requests. Staff mediation is needed to flag and re-route requested items to your home address. UB as a standalone cannot accommodate this.
Last Revised: 04/15/2010 Last Updated: 06/11/2012