This statement is false.† Undergraduates are entitled to use interlibrary loan.
What is Interlibrary
No library has everything that faculty and students need for their research.
Libraries have developed a co-operative service called Interlibrary Loan that will get books, articles, and other materials from other libraries at no cost.†
Everyone at Carnegie Mellon is welcome to use Interlibrary
Loan† However, it can take from 3 days to
2 weeks for materials to arrive.† If you
need the item sooner, it would be smarter to walk over to the
What is E-ZBorrow?
If you want to borrow a book that Carnegie Mellon doesnít have,
start with E-ZBorrow.† The ID number for
E-Z Borrow is the 9-digit code at the bottom of your Carnegie Mellon ID card. After
logging in at http://palci.library.pitt.edu/%7Eursa/CMU_login.html
, enter the author, title, subject or ISBN of the book you are looking
for.† E-ZBorrow will search the catalogs
of academic libraries in
You will be blocked from requesting any book that is in the Carnegie Mellon collection, however, even if it is checked out.
What is ILLiad?
If you donít find the book in E-Zborrow or you are looking for other kinds of materials, you should use ILLiad.†
You can get journal articles, newspapers, books, microforms, theses, and some dissertations.
You usually canít get multimedia items, reference books, entire issues or volumes of periodicals, some newspapers, computer software, rare books or manuscripts.
How do I Register for ILLiad?
The first time you use ILLiad, you must register and set up an account.† Go to https://illiad.library.cmu.edu/illiad/FirstTime.html
After youíve set up your account with a user ID and password, youíll be able to submit Interlibrary Loan requests easily.† You can either type the information on the form provided or link to ILLiad from within a database. For example, if you have found an article in PsycINFO that Carnegie Mellon doesnít have, click on the GETIT icon.† It looks like this: