Boston College Libraries Faculty Newsletter


FALL 2005

ILL Requesting Simplified

The interlibrary loan request system is now an integral part of Quest. Choose Interlibrary Loan from the top of the Quest search screen and go directly into the new system where you can place a request and manage your interlibrary loan account and monitor the progress of your request. You can view your pending requests, view those items you have already received, check due dates and view complete details of items that you requested and returned in the past. All Boston College faculty, staff and students have an interlibrary loan account, whether they have placed an ILL request in the past or not.


Another enhancement to interlibrary loan is that requesting is fully integrated into many online databases, including WorldCat. Click on the Find It icon in a database citation to open the Find it option page. From there you can choose the Interlibrary Loan option. You will be directed to sign into your interlibrary loan account. Once you do that, the form will appear with all the bibliographic information completed for the book or journal article citation that you chose from the database.


Two links have been added to the Libraries’ web page, expanding the entries under Services We Provide. Your Quest Account and Your Interlibrary Loan Account, previously available only within the online catalog, are now available directly from the Libraries web page.


For more information about the new interlibrary loan options or help using the new features, call Anne Kenny, the Interlibrary Loan Librarian at 617-552-6937 or send her a message at


» Read a graduate student’s perspective on the benefits of ILL.



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