Answered By: Amanda Starkel
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2020     Views: 274

Interlibrary Loan is provided for current Butler University students, faculty, emeriti faculty and staff to obtain materials NOT owned by Butler University Libraries from other libraries or commercial document suppliers in the continental United States. 

Before you submit an Interlibrary Loan request, you must:

  • Check the WorldCat Discovery for the book or journal title.
  • For articles, check Journals A-Z to see if the article is already available full text.


To use the ILL, login into  ILLiad, our InterLibrary Loan system. From there you can request materials, check the status of your materials, and renew materials. 

It is recommended that ILL requests directly from an electronic database (World Cat, EBSCO, etc.) whenever possible. This limits mistakes made in entering information into the request, and it ensures you get your requested material in a timely fashion. Use the Find It! button whenever available. 

For more information, visit our Interlibrary Loan page, which also includes information on PALShare, or contact 

  • Irwin Library: Sarah Damery, ext. 9677, 
  • PALShare/PALNI: Laina Ridenour, ext. 9532,