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Access Services: Orientation for Faculty: ILLiad and E-ZBorrow

Nuts and bolts information on book borrowing, loan periods, fines, Interlibrary Loan, and E-ZBorrow. Also covers many other services handled at the Downtown Campus Library.

Getting materials that are not owned by WVU Libraries

When you need to obtain materials that are not owned by WVU Libraries, we can borrow them for you from another library.  Currently, there are two ways to request articles, books or media -  E-ZBorrow and ILLiad.

It is essentially up to each user which service they choose and when.  Many researchers use both, depending on the circumstances. 

What's the Difference?


ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan):

  • Log in from databases or from the Libraries homepage under
    "Borrowing From Other Libraries"

  • Log in with your MyID username and password and then fill out the short registration form

  • You may order any type of material from anywhere

  • Articles may arrive in a few hours or up to a week

  • Books may take 1+ weeks to arrive

  • ILLiad cannot be used to order textbooks

  • Loan periods may vary

  • Renewals may or may not be allowed by lender

  • No charge to the user

  • Fines assessed at $1.00/day/item

  • $10 non-pickup fee




  • Connect from  the Libraries homepage under "Borrowing From Other Libraries"

  • Log in with your MyID username and password; no registration needed

  • Order books or DVD/VHS

  • Cannot order articles

  • Items available from PALCI Consortium Libraries

  • Books arrive in 4+ days

  • May order textbooks

  • Loan period is always 6 weeks

  • One 6-week renewal is allowed

  • No charge to the user but fines are assessed at $1.00/day