Suny Empire State College

First Time User Registration for Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

To request an item through Interlibrary Loan, you must:

  • be eligible as a graduate student or faculty member holding at least a half time appointment
  • register for a user account.
Registration has three purposes:

  • Creating a user account means you will not have to supply the information again when making future requests.
  • Having your e-mail and regular mail addresses on file with Interlibrary Loan enables us to notify you promptly and deliver materials accurately.
  • By specifying a Username and Password of your choosing, you will have secure access to information about your requests. You will also be able to review the list of items you have requested in the past.

NOTE: Articles will be delivered via a link in an e-mail sent to you, the patron. Books will be sent directly to you at the address you specify. You will be expected to return them using the pre-paid return envelope.

About your ILL Username and Password

During registration, you will be asked to choose a Username and Password. You will use this Username and Password when logging on to the ILLiad system in the future.

NOTE: It is strongly recommended that you use your Empire State College login and password.

Choose anything you like, such as your name, abbreviations, or an alphanumeric code.
Choose anything you like. We recommend that you follow good security practice and choose a password that is 6-9 characters in length and contains alpha-numeric characters.

Note:ILLiad will encrypt your password, so it will remain secure. Only you will know your password.

Important Copyright Information


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research". If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

If you acknowledge and agree to comply with the terms and conditions above, including the copyright requirements on this page, click below.