First-time users will need to set up a new password in order to access and make requests through interlibrary loan.
JFKU users will need to set up a new password in order to access and make requests through interlibrary loan.
Use the steps below to reset your password and access your interlibrary loan account. NOTE: The NU Library staff and the NU IT Helpdesk are not able to reset your interlibrary loan password.
During your research, you may come across an article that is not available in the NU Library and cannot be freely accessed on the web. You may request articles free of charge from these unsubscribed publications through the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.
Requests are processed with a general turnaround time of 5-7 business days; however, please note that the fulfillment of the requested resource is dependent on its availability through a lending library. Additionally, some publishers have placed access restrictions on certain issues making article content unavailable to the requester.
Follow these steps to request an article through Interlibrary Loan:
Alternatively, you can place your request directly from the Article Linker page during a search in the Library, as shown below. Accessing your Interlibrary Loan account from this screen will populate the request form with the publication details of the resource.
As an Interlibrary Loan user, you may only request one book chapter per book title electronically through the service under Copyright Law. Note that required course textbooks or supplemental books listed in your syllabus are not eligible for Interlibrary Loan.
Before submitting an Interlibrary Loan request for a book chapter, consider the following:
If you are unable to obtain the full-text of a book, you may place a request for a single chapter through Interlibrary Loan. If available through a lending library, the book chapter will be delivered to you electronically within 5-7 business days. If you need help with identifying which chapter to request, we recommend reviewing the book's table of contents, if available, through Amazon or Google Books.
Follow these steps to request a book chapter through Interlibrary Loan:
Before submitting an Interlibrary Loan request for a conference proceeding, dissertation, or thesis, consider the following:
Compare WorldCat holdings to see if a library near you owns the resource. Enter the title of the resource in the search box. If a record is available, you can enter your zip code or address in the Enter your Location box on the resource summary page. A list of libraries owning the resource will display; however, always confirm availability of the resource by contacting the library directly.
These items may be difficult to obtain through Interlibrary Loan for the following reasons:
You may submit a request through Interlibrary Loan for a conference proceeding, dissertation, thesis, or other material, and if the request is unable to be filled, you will receive a notification with further explanation.
Follow these steps to request a conference proceeding, dissertation, or thesis through Interlibrary Loan:
All Interlibrary Loan request items are electronically delivered to your account. Click on the Available to View link to access the resource.
NOTE: Some received items will only be available for up to 30 days or for up to five (5) views/downloads, whichever comes first. You should always save a downloaded copy of the file to your computer, cloud storage, or other location for future access.
You will also need Acrobat Reader to open any PDF file(s). Download a free copy of Acrobat Reader by clicking here.
Interlibrary Loan notifications are automatically sent to your NU school email address; however, through the Interlibrary Loan system, you can set up your account to receive notifications to an alternate/personal email address as well as through SMS/text messaging. Please note that standard rates and fees may apply through your mobile provider if you opt-in to receive updates by text message.
Follow these steps to edit your notification settings:
Join the Interlibrary Loan staff for Get It with Interlibrary Loan: An Overview! During this workshop, you’ll learn how to access your interlibrary loan account, and take a tour of the new interlibrary loan service system Tipasa, making it easy for you to request, track, and receive items.
All sessions are hosted in Zoom. For information about using Zoom to connect, check out the Zoom Resources guides located toward the bottom of the Student Success Resources page in the Commons.