When you can’t find the resources you need on campus, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) can bring the resources to you. Borrow articles, books, and other research materials which we do not have at St. Kate's from other libraries.
ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan) Login to Interlibrary Loan Services
Login using your Kateway account.
St. Paul, Library 133
Minneapolis Library, Old Main 450
Interlibrary Loan (ILL), using a web program called ILLiad, allows current students, faculty, staff, and CSJ to borrow materials from other libraries that are not available here at St. Kate’s or at any of the other CLIC libraries.
You can also ILL things by using the Find It button in most databases. If you click on the Find It button and it tells you "Sorry, no holdings were found," click the ILL option to interlibrary loan the article that way.
Request times can vary depending on the lending library. Articles typically take 1-5 business days, and loans can take 3-7 business days. Loans may take up to 2 weeks if from out of state.
Articles are delivered in PDF format to your ILLiad account. They are stored under "Articles Ready to View" and are available for 30 days.
Loans are available for pick-up at the Circulation Desk of your chosen campus. They will be returned by the due date if not picked up. Please bring your St. Kate’s ID to check out these items.
ILL will inform you about what is happening with your requests by sending email notifications:
You will be able to request a renewal starting five days before the due date. Login to ILLiad above and:
Certificate: You are pursuing a certificate and come to campus for classes.
Associate: You are pursuing an associate degree and come to campus for classes.
Undergraduate: You are pursuing an undergraduate degree and come to campus for classes.
Graduate: You are pursuing a graduate degree and come to campus for classes.
Distance: You do not live within the 7-county metro and do not come to campus for classes. Loans will be mailed to you.
Faculty: You are a current faculty member at St. Catherine University.
Staff: You are a current staff member at St. Catherine University.
Your library barcode number is the 14-digit number on the back of your student ID, underneath the barcode. It starts with a 2.
If you don't have your student ID on you when placing an ILL, you can find your library barcode number in Kateway. To find out how, view this document - Locating Library Barcodes
Note: For physical items you request through ILL, when you pick them up in the library you do need to have your student ID with you.
No, this may result in it getting cancelled. Please give us at least 2 weeks for articles and 1 month for loans, but let us know if there is a time crunch.
Instead of entering a new one, you can edit your request’s details if its status is “Awaiting Copyright Clearance” or “Awaiting Request Processing." Just log into ILLiad to check the status and edit there.
You will receive notice via email, or you can check the status of your request in your ILLiad account under “Pending Requests.”
Articles: All articles will be delivered in electronic format to your ILLiad account and stored there for 30 days. Please download a copy and save elsewhere because after 30 days they will automatically be deleted.
Loans: Loans will be held at the circulation desk until the due date. Please pick them up as soon as you are notified to take advantage of the whole loan period.
All articles will be available for download in your ILLiad account under “Articles Ready to View.” We recommend using either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as Internet Explorer can experience some issues. To view PDFs, we recommend Adobe Acrobat Reader or Preview.
Yes. Materials returned to other locations may get lost, resulting in overdue notices and fines from the lending library.
No. There is no limit to the number of ILL requests, though workloads may limit us to processing a minimal amount of an individual's requests per day.
Visit an even longer list of questions on our ILL Help Guide, or contact St. Paul or Minneapolis ILL.