University Library DePaul Library

Requesting Items

Use the following instructions for requesting items in WorldCat Local.

Requesting Tips

If the full text of your article is not available online, you can request an electronic copy using ILLiad:

  1. Click into the article record.
  2. Click on Find Full Text at DePaul.
  3. You'll be taken to a popup window with options for getting the full text.
  4. Click on the Request Via ILLiad link at the bottom of the page.
  5. Follow the instructions to sign into ILLiad.
  6. Your citation information will be carried over.

Request to have materials transferred between the Loop and Lincoln Park campuses (as well as other DePaul campuses), by following these steps:

  • Locate the item in your search results list. Items from DePaul University are noted in the search results page after "Libraries that own this item"

  • Click the item's title
  • Click the Request button

  • You will be brought to the I-Share interface, where you can request items using your I-Share username and password.  If you don't already have an account, you can create a personalized account, but you will need your library borrower ID.  The DePaul library borrower ID is located on the back of your ID card, and starts with the numbers 20511. 
  • Enter your first and last name, desired username, email address and personal password.  We recommend using your campus connect password
  • Choose DePaul University from the I-Share Libraries list
  • Click Submit

To request an item from an I-Share library: 

  • Locate the item in your search results list. Items from I-Share Libraries are noted in the search results page after "Libraries that own this item"

  • Click the item's title
  • On the next screen, Look for the Request Button and click it:

  • Click the Request 1st Available Copy tab, which is located under the item description.
  • Enter your your I-Share/VuFind account information. (The first time you request an item through I-Share, you will need to create an account . 
  • Click Login.  The I-Share system will automatically select the next available copy.
  • Select  Choose pick-up location.  The pick-up library field should already display DePaul University.
  • Click the Request  button.

To get an item that is not owned by DePaul or I-Share Libraries:

  • Locate the item in your search results list. Items from WorldCat Libraries are noted in the search results page after "Libraries that own this item"

  • Click the item's title
  • Click: Request Item through Interlibrary Loan

  • Login using your ILLiad credentials 
  • Enter your library borrower ID and last name in all capital letters.  The DePaul library borrower ID is located on the back of your ID card, and starts with the numbers 20511.  
  • Click Logon to Illiad.  
  • Confirm the information is correct and Click the Submit Request  button.
Loading