Healey Library

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

InterLibrary Loan

ILLiad & WorldCat Local


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.

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If you have trouble signing in, please contact library.ill@umb.edu for assistance.

Step 1: Double check our ejournals and catalog
Before requesting an item through ILL, have you checked to see if it's available in one of Healey Library's online resources?  If not, please check...you might save yourself some valuable time.

Step 2: Place a Request
Log in to ILL - You will log in to your ILLiad account with your last name and barcode and choose a request type under “New Request”

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

First time logging in? Go to this page for instructions.

Step 3: Fill out the Form
Please fill out the form with as much detail as possible. The more information you provide, the faster we can get the item for you!

A separate request must be submitted for each article or book needed.

WorldCat Local

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 in the Boston Library Consortium (BLC).

If an item is not available from the BLC, the request will automatically be transferred to your Illiad interlibrary loan account so that we may request from libraries elsewhere.

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 go here.