Q. How can I access articles that the Paul Meek Library doesn't have?


If you find an article or book that the library does not own or subscribe to, you can still access it for free through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).


To request materials through ILL:

  1. If you have never used ILLiad before, create an account. Most students use their myUTM Portal, but it can be whatever you like.
    • You can find this on the library homepage on the left-hand side
    • If you find an article in a database with "Request through Interlibrary Loan" button, you can click that button
  2. Login to ILLiad
  3. Fill in required fields (if you do this through the "Request through Interlibrary Loan" option in the databases, most fields should fill in automatically) 
  4. You will need, at minimum, author & title, but the more information the better
  5. If you do not have all required information, you can put a dash ( - ), not applicable ( N/A ), or something similar 
  6. Submit request
  7. You will receive an email when your material is ready for pickup 


If you need help, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with a librarian and we can walk you through the process. It's strange the first time you do it, but after that you'll be a pro!

  • Last Updated Dec 04, 2018
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  • Answered By Erin Weber

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