HIST 3367: Europe in the Age of Absolutism & Revolutions

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Interlibrary Loan Requests


Sometimes our library does not have access to a specific article. In many databases, this will be indicated by a note like this:

Database indicator for ILL

In these cases, you may place a request for the article, and our library will seek to borrow a copy from another library; this service is called Interlibray Loan (ILL).

In many instances, this takes only a few days, and a PDF copy of the article will be made available to you for download.

ILL requests are made in the ILLiad system; the note in our databases will link you there, or you can find it through the Library website menu.

The first time you place a request, you will need to create an account. ILLiad does NOT automatically use your normal SHSU login.

Link for First Time Users to create an ILLiad account

If you have followed a "Request" link from a library database, the details of the article you are requesting will already be filled in for you--MAGIC!!

The key piece of information you need to fill in is the "Not Wanted After Date" - If you have a deadline, after which this article would no longer be useful, let us know.

Article request auto-entered in ILLiad

If you don't have an auto-magical link to follow--let's say you found a citation in the Bibliography of another article and couldn't find that article in our library--you can still fill in the relevant details by hand to place an ILL request.



You can also request books through ILL; another library will mail the book to the SHSU Library. How the book gets to you depends on your home address, where you attend classes, and the settings in your ILLiad account.

  • Live in Walker County and attend the SHSU campus? Pick up books in person at the Newton Gresham Library.
  • Live outside Walker County and attend only The Woodlands Center? You can pick up books there in Room 3155.
  • Live outside Walker County and take courses only online? ILL requests can be mailed to you; you will need to apply for a special ILL account for SHSU Online students: https://library.shsu.edu/services/distance/application.html 


Questions or problems with Interlibrary Loan services may be addressed to the Interlibrary Services Offices,  (936) 294-1616, lib_ill@shsu.edu.


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