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ATTENTION INTERLIBRARY LOAN USERS: Effective Wednesday, January 26, 2022, all ILL History prior to January 1, 2019, will be PERMANENTLY DELETED. If you would like to capture your history, please follow these instructions.

Interlibrary Loan service is available to SIUC students, staff and faculty only.

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 see this screen:


There are a lot of options here, but to make a request you will select one of the top two buttons. Here's how you know which one to choose:

  • Request a .pdf - This option is when you want a digitized copy of an article, book chapter or section, etc. Copyright does still apply, so we cannot get you an entire scan of a book via Interlibrary Loan. Please see our copyright statement below.
  • Request Entire Book - Please select this option for borrowing any physical item. This includes but isn't limited to: books, CDs, maps, DVDs, etc. For any loan item, you should check I-Share for a copy prior to requesting via ILL. If you have already tried requesting via I-Share and there were no available lenders, please note that in your request form.

Once you have identified which type of request you need to make, it will take you to the request screen. This is an example of a correctly completed article request using the "Request a .pdf," button.


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 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. In the center of the page you will see these options:


You can review all active, canceled, and completed requests using these options. 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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How to Capture ILL History Instructions

  • Log into your ILL account. (
  • Click “View Request History”
  • If all you need are your request titles and authors, you can capture your entire list as a .pdf.
  • If you need more details of certain or all requests, click the red Transaction Number of the first one and follow the instructions to capture the full information.
  • Continue through each request you wish to keep.
  • When finished, if you wish, you can repeat the process for your “View/Resubmit Cancelled Requests” from the main page.


To capture a list or request:

  • With the list or request on your screen, select “Print” (or Ctrl+P)
  • Change your print destination to “Microsoft print to PDF” or other “print to PDF” choice.
  • Hit print. You will be prompted to save the item.  We recommend you make a recognizable folder and name the requests something you can search later (such as author or title).
  • Repeat as necessary.


Contact ILL staff if you have questions or need further assistance, 618-453-1012 or

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