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FAQ: Interlibrary Loan

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Briggs Library Reference
SBL 123
Briggs Library, Box 2115
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007-1098

COVID-19 Notice for ILL Service

Although Briggs Library has an extensive collection of books, ebooks, and journals, if you need something we don't have, please request it through our ILLiad Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.

ILL Delivery

Articles and book chapters: delivered electronically.

Book/video loans: 3 delivery options

  • Ebook or streaming delivery whenever possible
  • Mail delivery 
  • Pick-up at Briggs (by appointment during the COVID closure)

Contact us: 605-688-5573;

ILL Returns

Return ILL loans to one of the book drops at Briggs Library. Book drops are located inside the front doors of the library and outdoors in a blue metal box near the northeast corner of the building. If you want to renew the items, please email your request to or call 605-688-5573.

OR, ship your returns to the address below. Use the Library Mail rate to save on postage.

SDSU Briggs Library – ILL

Set up an Interlibrary Loan/Distance Services Account

If you need articles, books, etc., not owned by Briggs Library....
Or if you are a distance student or employee who needs Briggs Library materials shipped to your home or office....

Follow these instructions to create your ILLiad interlibrary loan account:

  • From the Briggs Library homepage, select "Interlibrary Loan"on the right side of the page; or simply click here.
  • Login
    • Students use your MyState username and password.
    • Faculty and staff use your SDSU network (email) username and password.
  • Fill out the registration form.
  • Click "Submit" at the bottom of the page.
  • Request your materials through a library database record, or by selecting Article, Book, Book Chapter, etc., from the list of Request Types on the left side of your ILLiad account page.
  • Delivery notifications, ILLiad overdue notices, and other interlibrary loan correspondence will be sent to the email address in your ILLiad account. 

Request an article through Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery Services

Requesting an article from a library database

  • Most library databases have an option for requesting articles that are not available as full-text in that database.
  • If you find a database record without a full-text link or PDF button, click on the button labeled "Find it @ SDSU."
  • If Briggs Library has an online copy of the article, the next screen will present one or more links for "Full text available."
  • If Briggs Library has a print subscription to the journal or magazine that you need, you will see a link for "In print in Briggs Library." Click the link to get further information or to request a scanned copy of the article through your ILLiad account.
  • If the library does not have the article in print or online, click the blue link to "Request this Item" through our Interlibrary Loan service.
  • You wil receive an e-mail message when the article is delivered to your ILLiad interlibrary loan account.

Requesting an article cited in a print source

  • If you find an article citation in a print resource, in Google, or in another non-library source, you will have to log into your ILLiad account to enter the request manually.  
  • Click on "Journal/Magazine Article" under New Requests from the menu on the left side of your ILLiad account.
  • Fill out the form.
  • Click submit.
    • You wil receive an e-mail message when the article is delivered to your ILLiad account.

Typical Delivery Time is 1-3 days

Retrieve an electronically delivered article

When you receive email notification that your ILLiad article or loan has been delivered, read the message carefully for instructions on how to retrieve the article or where to get your loan. 

  • Articles in the ILLiad system are deleted from the ILLiad server 2-3 weeks after posting.
  • Be sure to save articles from ILLiad onto your computer or USB drive as soon as possible.

How do I renew my interlibrary loan books?

To request a renewal, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Office:  605-688-5573 or​

Renewing items may take several days while we wait for the lending library to respond to the request. Your due date will change in your library account when the renewal is granted. 

If the lending library does not grant us a renewal on the item, we will send a recall request by email asking you to bring the item back.

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