Who can use ILLiad/Resource Sharing services?

Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and Jesuit visitors may borrow materials through this service. As a borrower you agree to accept responsibility for items loaned from the Lending Library.

How do I create my ILLiad account?

  1.  If a new user you will need to create an ILLiad account.  Fill in required information.
  2.  Once your ILLiad account is established log into ILLiad using your Xavier credentials (username and password)

What kind of materials may not be borrowed?

All attempts are made to obtain materials, but Lending Libraries do have policies limiting what they loan such as:

  • Reference materials
  • Rare, valuable, or very old materials
  • Entire issues of journals
  • Some theses and dissertations
  • Materials with local circulation restrictions
  • Some media materials

How do I obtain a book or media not in XPLORE, OhioLINK or SearchOhio?

    Make sure the item title is not available in XPLORE, OhioLINK or SearchOhio

  1. Fill out the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form.

How do I obtain journal articles not at Xavier?

     Make sure the article title is not available in either a PDF or HTML digital format from the following:

  1. If in a research databases click FINDIT@XU
  2. Or take the journal title to XPLORE Electronic Journals tab search box JOURNALS@XU
  3. Check Google Scholar for the author and title of the article
  4. Some ERIC documents are full text from the database
  5. Fill out the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form, if the article is not available electronically

How do I obtain books in the library annex?

  1. In XPLORE search for the book title
  2. Click on the Request button and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Items will be available Mon-Friday by 5pm, late Friday thru Sunday requests will be available by 5pm Monday. 

How do I obtain articles in the library annex?

  1. Fill out the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form.

How long does it take to get items from other libraries?

Turnaround time depends upon the availability of the item and the cooperation of the Lending Library.

  • Borrowed items usually arrive within 3-21 work days.
  • Copies of articles or chapter readings are sent electronically within 2-7 work days.

How am I notified my library materials have arrived?

An email will be sent notifying you of it's availability. Loanable items will be held for 10 days at the Connection Center service desk for check-out during business hours.  A second notice will be sent before the item is returned.

Articles are sent electronically to your ILLiad account within 2-7 business days.  You will receive an email when it has been posted to your account.  In ILLiad scroll down to Go to View Electronically Received Articles to open the box to find the articles.

How long may I use the materials?

The due date of a loanable item is determined by the Lending Library and marked on the book wrap.

How do I renew materials?

Please note the Due Date on the bookwrap.  One additional renewal is allowed per loanable title.  Log into ILLiad, go to Checked Out Items and select the title to be renewed.  At the top of the screen click on the red Renewal. 

Note: Some items cannot be renewed based on Lending Library policies. 

What if I need the materials immediately?

If you need the materials right away and they are available at a local SWON or any OhioLINK library, you may go directly to the library and borrow (using  your ALL Card) or copy the materials you need. The Reference or Resource Sharing staff can assist you in locating libraries that own the materials you need.

Where should I return the library books I have borrowed?

Materials borrowed through ILLiad must be returned to the Connection Center service desk on the 3rd floor of Conaton Learning Commons or the bookdrop located on the first floor of McDonald Library.

How much does it cost?

Fees for Resource Sharing services are currently subsidized by Xavier University Library. 

Where can I get more information?

Visit the Resource Sharing office on the 3rd floor Room 335 of the Conaton Learning Commons

  • Sidnie Reed: (513) 745- 4812 or
  • Anne Davies: (513) 745-4803 or
  • Reference: (513) 745-4808
  • Connection Center service desk (3rd floor of the Conaton Learning Commons)