First Time User Registration for Interlibrary Loan

To request an item via the Interlibrary Loan Service, you must identify yourself to the library's ILLiad system. Please note that your CUNY I. D. Card with the barcode starting with 23324... must be registered in the Library's Circulation System. To prevent a delay in the registration process, please visit the Library and register your card at the Circulation Desk. Then, you may complete a registration application for ILLiad using your Web browser. Here is the link to the registration form:

  • Entering your personal information into the ILLiad system means you will not have to supply the information again when making future requests.
  • Having your e-mail and regular mail addresses on file with Interlibrary Loan enables us to notify you promptly and deliver materials accurately when your request arrives in the library.

By specifying a Username and Password of your choosing, you will have secure access to information about your requests. You will also be able to review the list of items you have requested in the past.

User Name and Password

During registration, you will be asked to choose a Username and Password. You will use this Username and Password when logging on to the ILLiad system in the future.

Choose anything you like, such as your name, abbreviations, or an alphanumeric code.
Choose anything you like. We recommend that you follow good security practice and choose a password that is different from those you use to access other systems.
ILLiad will encrypt your password, so it will remain secure. Only you will know your password. Here is the link to the ILLiad Logon:

Important Copyright Information


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research". If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law. The Library does not limit the number of interlibrary loan requests made by LaGuardia faculty and staff. However, the requests for articles must comply with the CONTU guidelines (see below).

The National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works (CONTU) has developed a set of guidelines to assist libraries in fulfilling their duties while adhering to copyright law. The CONTU guidelines permit copying during one calendar year of no more than five articles from a single journal title, not owned by the library, dated within the past five years.

This means that the Interlibrary Loan Department staff can order a total of only 5 articles from a single journal title dated within the past 5 years. The library must pay royalties due to the publisher for each article in excess of 5. Since the Library does not have a budget to pay these fees, the patron will be asked to pay the fees for the request(s) that exceed the guidelines.

Also, if no requests have been made previously by another patron for a journal title, one patron may submit only 3 requests per year for an article from the same journal title without paying fees.

For additional requests for the same journal title, patrons will receive an email asking if they are willing to pay the fees. If the patron does not agree to pay, the request(s) will be canceled.

ILLiad FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Before registering, you may wish to read the ILLiad FAQ. The FAQ may answer other questions you have about the ILLiad interlibrary loan system.

By pressing this button you acknowledge and agree to all of the terms and conditions above. Please pay particular attention to the copyright statement and the ILLiad FAQ. After reading this information, you can press the "First Time Users Click Here" button to continue.