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Access Services: Orientation for Graduate Assistants & Graduate Teaching Assistants: ILLiad and E-ZBorrow

Overview of the policies and procedures for obtaining and keeping library materials

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 systems to use when requesting 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

  • Register yourself and use username/password of your choice

  • Order any type of item from anywhere

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

  • Books may take 1+ weeks to arrive

  • Cannot order textbooks

  • Loan period may vary

  • Renewals may or may not be allowed by lender

  • No basic charge to the user

  • Fines assessed at $1.00/day/item

  • $10 non-pickup f




  • Connect from Libraries homepage

  • Most effective when looking for a specific item

  • Subject search can be very slow

  • No registration required; use your WVU ID

  • 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 4 weeks

  • One 4-week renewal is allowed

  • No charge to the userFines assessed at $0.25/day up to $25.00