Interlibrary Loan

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Interlibrary Loan services are available to SIUC students, staff, faculty, and retired faculty and staff only. You can request articles and book chapters from our books or anywhere else in the world or books from non-I-Share libraries through this service.

Forgot Your Password  Don't Have A Username  How to Make a Request  Copyright Other Libraries Policy

Login to your interlibrary loan account:

Registered users only, enter:

Your Username:

Your Password:

Note: Username and password are case sensitive. Enter them exactly as you did when you registered.

Forgot Your Password?

Reset your password online.

  • An email will be sent to the address you used when you created your account.
  • For further assistance, please send email to or call 618-453-1012 (M - F 8:00am - 5:00pm).

Please note: Do not create a new account if you forget your password. This could delay your requests.

Don't Have a Username?

Sign up for one. This username and password are separate from both your Network ID and your I-Share username and password.

  • Suggested Username = Network ID (siu85XXXXXX)
  • Suggested Password = Your Last Name

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How Do I Make a Request?

After you have successfully logged into your account, you will click the "New Requests" on the menu bar. You can select a request form for any of these items: Article, Book, Book Chapter, Conference Paper, Patent, Report, Thesis, Standards Document, or Multimedia. The most common request type you will select will be: Article, Book, or Book Chapter.

Below is an example of a complete article request. You should fill in as much information in these fields as possible. The more information you give us increases the chance that we will be able to locate the item and an available lending library. The required fields Title, Author, Journal Title, and Year are the absolute minimum you should provide. If you can't find this information, you can get the assistance of a librarian using Ask A Librarian. The other fields, while not required, improve the likelihood we will find the item and the speed that you get the item.

Once you are confident that you have supplied all the information possible, you just click "Submit Request" and wait. We will always follow up with you via email about your request - whether it is filled or unfilled. However, if you want to check on the status of your request, just go back to the homepage of your ILL account and look under "Outstanding Requests." You can also download all received articles and view checked out materials from the homepage. 

If you have any questions, you can contact us at via email at or by phone at 618-453-1012. 

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Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research". If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

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Policies for Other Libraries

Other libraries borrowing from Morris Library are subject to the fee described in our Fee Policy for Other Libraries.

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