Finding and Requesting Materials

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Finding and Requesting Books

  • Check Library Search to see if any Rowan Library has the book you want.

  • If it isn’t available, you can submit a request through ILLiad.

Items not usually loaned by other institutions:

  • Reference materials
  • Rare, valuable or irreplaceable materials
  • Material in high demand (i.e. newly published books)
  • Media (i.e. DVDs or CDs)

Finding and Requesting Articles

If you know the article’s title

  • Search one of the library's electronic databases.  
  • Look for the  getit-button.jpg button to see options for obtaining the article. 
  • If full text is not available through Rowan Libraries select "Submit a Request to RowanSOM".

If you know the journal’s title

  • Do a Journal Search for your title.
  • If we do not own the title, you can request the article here.

What is Illiad?

ILLiad is the Interlibrary Loan Internet Accessible Database. ILLiad users can:

  • Request materials 24 hours a day
  • View and track current and past requests
  • Import citations from online databases

Submitting a Request

  • Log into your ILLiad account.
  • Select “New Request” in the left-hand navigation bar.
  • Select the request type. Include as much information as possible.
  • Select “Submit Request.”

Receiving Articles Electronically

  • Under “View,” select “Electronically Received Articles.”
  • Select your article.

Renewing a Request

  • Go to “Checked Out” items on the left-hand menu.
  • Select the material you want to renew.
  • If the option to renew is missing, renewals may not be allowed by the lending library.