Interlibrary Loan (ILL) User's Guide

Learn more about Interlibrary Loan and how it can help you!


Faculty>Direct is a service that offers delivery of articles and books that the SHSU Library holds (as well as ILL requests) directly to SHSU faculty members.

  • Available only to SHSU faculty members.
  • Designed specifically to support faculty teaching and research activities.

To use Faculty>Direct:

  • Login to ILLiad using your standard SHSU account
  • Set the Delivery Location in your profile to Faculty Direct.
  • Request the items you want delivered.

Delivery methods:

  • Materials normally will be delivered within two working days.
  • Articles and pages from books = Delivered electronically in PDF format whenever possible.
  • Books = checked out to your account and delivered to your office.

Please note: Materials are provided for the individual use of the requestor. If you wish to make a reading available for an entire class, please see our procedures for placing materials on Reserve instead, to ensure the necessary copyright considerations are taken for this use.

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New to You

New To You is another way in which the Interlibrary Services Office seeks to support faculty research and teaching activities.

When a faculty member requests a book which is too new to borrow via ILL, we will instead evaluate it for possible purchase. Interlibrary Services will collaborate with the relevant subject librarian to evaluate the content and cost of the item.

When possible, the item will be purchased and added to NGL's collection, and the faculty member who placed the ILL request will be notified.

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