UMass Boston

InterLibrary Loan (ILL)


  • Note about Chapter Scans: Due to copyright restrictions, patrons may request scans of up to 10% of a book's total page count, which typically equates to 1-2 chapters. Please request a book loan if you need additional content from the same title. Requests that exceed these guidelines will be cancelled.

ILLiad Access

ILLiad is the name of the software that Healey Library uses for its interlibrary loan service. You can track all requests made through ILLiad.  You may also request ILLiad renewals online here. Current students, faculty, and staff of UMass Boston may request materials through Interlibrary Loan. Alumni are not eligible to use ILL services.

NOTE: Use your full UMass Boston email address including to log in. Unauthorized use is prohibited.

Step 1: Confirm the status of your UMB email address

To make use of Interlibrary Loan, you will need a UMass Boston email address. Email accounts are created automatically upon enrollment or employment. Read more about email activation here.

Step 2: Double Check UMBrella

Before requesting an item through ILL, have you checked to see if it's available in UMBrella? You might save yourself some valuable time.

Step 3: Log In to ILLiad

You will access your ILLiad account with your email login. Choose which type of resource you would like to request under the “New Request” menu:

  • Copy (Article, book chapter, conference proceedings, etc. - anything that can be scanned & emailed)
  • Loan (Book, CD, DVD, thesis, etc. - anything that can be mailed to us physically)

Please report any ILL login issues to

Step 4: Place a Request

Please fill out the request form with as much information as possible. The more details you provide, the faster we can get the item for you!

TIP: if you include a full citation with ISXN and all relevant information, your request will be processed and sent to lenders automatically. If any information is missing or incorrect, ILL Staff will need to review the request before it is sent to potential lenders.


WorldCat at UMass Boston provides a quick way to order books and other physical materials (CDs, DVDs, anything that can be physically mailed to us) from our partner libraries.

Who can borrow?

Current students, faculty, and staff of UMass Boston may request materials through Interlibrary Loan. Alumni of UMass Boston, and students attending other institutions are not eligible to use ILL services at the Healey Library, and they should contact their current institution or their local public library for ILL service.

For more information on our ILL services, please review our Interlibrary Loan guide.

Hours & Contact

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Healey Library

100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125 US