Interlibrary Loan Help

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About Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan can be used by students, faculty, and staff of BVU as well as other BVU Library cardholders to request materials and articles which are available in other libraries.


Signing in to Interlibrary Loan

The first time you sign in, you will see a screen with the following options:

WorldCat Discovery sign-in options - Community Guest option or BVU Student/Faculty/Staff option

Once you choose an option, you will be directed to a sign-in screen:

BVU Students/Faculty/Staff

You should select this option if you are a(n):

  • BVU Storm Lake campus student
  • Online, Hybrid, or Graduate student
  • BVU faculty member
  • BVU staff member
  • Online, Hybrid, or Graduate faculty & staff member

Use your BVU credentials to log in after choosing this option.

The login screen for getting into BVU Library's Interlibrary Loan system as a BVU student, faculty, or staff member

Community Guests

You should select this option if you are a(n):

  • Community Guest cardholder
  • ICCC student/faculty member

Your username is your BVU Community Guest Card barcode.

Your password can be set/reset using the "Set/reset password" button.

If you have any questions about logging in to your ILL account, please contact BVU Library staff at ill@bvu.edu

WorldCat Discovery Community Guest/ICCC sign-in page

Requesting Items through Interlibrary Loan

You can request items through Interlibrary Loan in two ways.

ILL from a WorldCat Discovery Search

  • Perform a search for an item in WorldCat Discovery.
  • Click on a search result that you wish to request.
  • Click the "Request an Interlibrary Loan" button within the item's detail record.
Request an ILL in WorldCat Discovery using the Request an Interlibrary Loan button within a search result's detail record

ILL Using the Create Request Button

If you know the citation information of the item(s) you wish to request, you can use the "Create Request" button in the Requests tab in your user profile.

Request an Interlibrary Loan using the Create Request button in the Requests tab within your WorldCat Discovery profile

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