Existing ILL Patrons
*Existing article access only
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
The Interlibrary Loan office is located in Helm Library Room 107. You can also reference a floor plan.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is an agreement among libraries to share library resources needed for research. WKU faculty, staff and students may use ILL as a supplement to the WKU Libraries. Books, journal articles, dissertations, government documents, microfilm materials, and other items may be borrowed via ILL. We regret that we cannot fill requests for textbooks currently being used at WKU or materials for course reserves. Copyright law and international Interlibrary Loan codes may place restrictions on what materials may be borrowed.
All costs incurred for ILL requests are paid for from the WKU Libraries budget. There is no charge to our faculty, staff, and students.
With electronic delivery, articles will take 1 or 2 days. If the lending library mails us the article, it will take longer. Typically, it takes 2-4 weeks to receive requested books (which are usually sent via US Mail); however, it may take longer depending upon workloads of WKU and lending libraries' ILL offices, completeness of the citation given, and availability of requested material. In order to have the request filled in time, it is important that you indicate a deadline date on the request form.
ILL may have difficulty obtaining recently published books from other libraries. It may be better for you to request that your library liaison purchase it for the WKU Libraries' collection.
Before submitting a request:
Submit a request:
Once you have verified the material is not available through one of the WKU databases, log into the WKU Interlibrary Loan system (formerly ILLiad) to submit a request:
WKU ILL Accounts are accessed with your NetID. If you have difficulty logging into
your ILL Account, please reset your account at the following link:
Forgot NetID or Password?
No new requests or account activations will be accepted through the ILLiad system beginning March 15th, 2017. Articles in your ILLiad account will only be accessible for 30 days after your material was delivered.
- Dan Forrest, Access Services Coordinator
- Kenneth Foushee, Interlibrary Loan Specialist
- Selina Langford, Senior Interlibrary Loan Assistant
- Shizhen Gao, Senior Interlibrary Loan Assistant
- AskUs! (Reference Services)
- Access Services
- Distance Education Library Services
- Educational Resources Center
- Electronic Information Resources
- Etown-Fort Knox Regional Library
- Glasgow Regional Library
- Government Documents|Law
- Interlibrary Loan
- Information Literacy
- Owensboro Regional Library
- Reserve Materials
- Visual & Performing Art Library
Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,