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Changes to ILL, effective 06/01/2020

As of June 1, 2020,  Interlibrary Loan has been restructured in the following manner:
  • Tawanda Maceia, who processes ILL requests at our Providence Campus, will serve as the Interlibrary Loan Lead for all campuses.
  • Tawanda will process online article borrowing and lending requests in ILLiad and Rapid and DocLine for both Kingston and Providence. She will be doing this alongside her other duties at the Providence Campus.
  • Tawanda will serve as the contact person for OLIS, OCLC, ILLiad, Rapid, and DocLine.
  • Borrowing and lending requests for books and scanned documents (such as book chapters and articles from journals available only in print) from the Robert L. Carothers Library will be processed by the ILL person at the Kingston Campus, Garrison Hull.
  • Tawanda will work with Garrison Hull in Kingston and Joyce Downey at Narragansett regarding any ILL-related issues they may require assistance with.

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Interlibrary Loan

An interlibrary loan (ILL) is a loan made by another library to the University Libraries, so that a researcher here may have access to materials URI does not own. Copies, rather than original materials, may sometimes be supplied.

Interlibrary Loan service is available to faculty, students, and staff of the University of Rhode Island. 

How to make a request

This service is available to Undergraduates and Graduate Students and Staff and Faculty at the University of Rhode Island.

To access your URI Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) account, you must log in with approved University credentials:  

  • Username (e-Campus username)
  • Password (Sakai/wireless/LDAP password)

First time users will be prompted to create an account upon their first visit to ILLiad.  After submitting the information, you will not be prompted after subsequent log-ins.  We only advise that if any changes take place - such as contact information or if you prefer to switch your pick-up location from Providence to Kingston - that those changes be entered in your ILLiad Account.

How to request an article via ILLiad.

The images below demonstrate how to request an article via the URI databases.

Image A depicts a citation from Academic Search Complete.  Click SEARCH to see if the University Libraries owns the journal.

Image B: Unfortunately, according to URI Libraries Search, URI does not subscribe to the journal.  Next step: Sign in.

Image C: After signing in to the URI Libraries Search, the Interlibrary Loan Link appears.

Depiction of links leading from database to URI Libraries Search

Below is the ILLiad Logon page. Log in with your e-Campus username and your Sakai/wireless/LDAP password.

ILLiad Log In Screen

For further information about ILLiad, please refer to the detailed ILLiad FAQ page, accessible to anyone who visits the Logon Page.

Interlibrary Loan Contact Information

Providence Campus Library, Providence
Tawanda Maceia
(401) 277-5134

Carothers Library, Kingston
Garrison Hull
(401) 874-4985

Pell Library, Narragansett
Joyce Downey
(401) 874-6544

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