Answered By: Wilson Library Librarians
Last Updated: May 29, 2015     Views: 10

The time to receive your requested items from ILLiad can vary for a few different reasons:

  • Articles tend to arrive more quickly than books since they are delivered electronically directly to your ILLiad account. You may receive an article within a day or it may take up to two weeks.
  • The reason the time can be drastically different is due to the request going to a list of libraries. If the first library can lend the item, you will receive it quickly. If the request goes to multiple libraries before one can lend it, it will take longer.
  • If you are requesting a book, you should allow for at least a week because the book has to be shipped through snail mail.

Start your research early! If you procrastinate requesting the items you need, there may not be time to get them for you.