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Interlibrary Loan

Requesting an Article or Chapter Scan

Requesting an Article or Chapter Scan:

Looking for an Article? Be sure to use the orange MacLinks button in our library databases, or if using Worldcat Discovery, click on the orange Request Item Through Interlibrary Loan button.

You will be prompted to log in to your iLLiad account using your Macalester username and password
The system will automatically populate the ILL form for you based on the information of the item's record. The more information filled out, the better, so do take a moment to fill in any blanks. When you are finished, click "Submit Request" 

If you are unable to find a journal article in our databases or WorldCat Discovery, you can fill out a blank article or chapter request form with the complete citation information you found elsewhere. 

(Please note that because of copyright limits, only one chapter per book or one article per journal volume/issue can be requested. If you are interested in learning more about copyright considerations, we recommend looking through the Copyright and Intellectual Property at Macalester.)

Manually Creating a Request Form for an Article or Chapter Scan:

  1. Log into your iLLiad account
  2. Click on Article or Chapter Scan under Create New Request on the left side of the page
  3. Fill out the form. Please give us as much information as you can, including the title, the call number or ISSN, the chapter or article title, and the page numbers. 
    1. Students on study abroad and faculty and staff members can request chapter or article scans from print copies of items available in our library. Please use the "Notes" box to let us know that you are a student studying from a distance.
  4. When you are finished, click "Submit Request"

Where do I find my article and chapter scans?

Electronic articles and book chapters will be delivered directly to your ILLiad account. You will receive an email letting you know that you have an article/chapter scan in your iLLiad account.

  • Login to your ILLiad account  
  • Select Electronic Delivery 
  • Click on the mini PDF icon by your article title
  • Download the PDF and save for future reference
  • Articles and chapter scans posted to this page will remain accessible for 30 days from the date of posting

If you accidentally delete your article, contact Connie Karlen at