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Online Education: Request It! (Interlibrary Loan)

Library resources and services for online students and faculty.


To log into ILLiad, use the same credentials you use for your D2L account.

If you need assistance, please contact the ILL office.

     Phone:  406-994-3161


*** It is helpful to ILL staff to identify yourself as a Distance patron in the Note Field of the request ***


Delivery of books and articles is FREE IN MOST CASES! (We absorb up to $25.00 per request.  If your request costs more than that, we will ask you first if you'd like to pay any amount over $25 before ordering it for you.)

You are responsible for the cost to return books to the MSU Library as well as any overdue, lost, or damaged charges incurred until they returned to the MSU Library.

Overdue charges are 50¢/day for MSU materials and $1.00/day for items borrowed from other libraries.


All articles will be delivered electronically.

You will receive notification via e-mail.  Please check your spam/junk folder as notifications may end up there.

Access your article(s) via your ILLiad account by clicking the View/Download button. 

Articles are available for 30 days after initial notification unless you manually delete.


Books will be mailed to U.S. addresses outside a 60 mile radius of campus.

** Please keep your address up-to-date in your MyInfo account **.

You are responsible for the return of any books sent to you.  A mailing label will be provided.

Due dates will vary.  Check the due date located at the top of the book strap.

The item may be eligible for renewal.  Check the book strap and please request before the due date.

How Long Does It Take?

Items owned by the MSU Library: We try to process requests within one working day.  If an item is not available from the MSU Library collection, we will try to obtain from another library.  You do not need to re-request.

Items not owned by the MSU Library: These generally take 5-7 days to arrive at the MSU Library where we will then forward to you.

Request Limits

We only limit audio/visual items (DVD, CD, VHS, etc.) to 5 active requests.

We do ask that you respectfully keep copyright laws in mind when ordering articles.

Generally, any material that normally circulates can be sent to you.

Status of Requests

You can check the status of your interlbrary loan requests through your ILLiad account or by contacting staff in the ILL office.

History of Requests

You can check your request history (past requests) in your ILLiad account.  For completed requests, click on the View Request History button.  For any that have been cancelled, click on the View/Resubmit Cancelled Requests button.

Library Liaison

Mary Anne Hansen's picture
Mary Anne Hansen
Renne Library, Rm 117D
Montana State University
PO Box 173320
Bozeman, MT 59717-3320
406.994.3162, voice
406.994.2851, fax

Contact the ILL Office

Phone:       406-994-3161 


Address:   MSU Library ILL   
                    Montana State University 
                    PO Box 173320    
                    Bozeman  MT   59717-3320

Hours:        Monday - Friday   
                    7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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