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Staff eligible for interlibrary loan service may request materials in the following ways:

Use the World Wide Web to submit ILL requests

Users at Cooper-Hewitt and STRI, please login here:

Please note: The ILL Office requests that you first check our catalog  to see if SIL holds your needed library materials.  When a “Request Copy” is placed in SIRIS (HIP) the request will become an ILLiad request.  The “Request Copy” link will direct you to the ILLiad logon webpage.. First time ILLiad users may register using the First Time User Button near the top of the page.  Once your request is submitted it is directed to the holding SIL branch.  If the SIL branch can not supply, the request will automatically become an interlibrary loan request.

For questions please contact the ILL Office at 633-1245.


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