ILL/DD for unaffiliated users

Logon to ILLiad
Logon to ILLiad to request delivery of books, journal articles, and many other items from ISU or libraries around the world

Unaffiliated users:

Who is an unaffiliated user? Unaffiliated users are organizations without formal libraries, individuals without an active ISU Card, or Library Visitor’s card and document delivery organizations.

How do I sign up?  I don’t have an ISU Net-ID.

  • Go to the ILLiad logon page
  • Select the No ISU Net-ID? Create an ILLiad ID here text.
  • You will be notified if you are approved for access. 
  • If denied access, you will be given other options for ordering materials.
  • Users not affiliated with Iowa State University will be billed for all services provided.

Unaffiliated users may:

  • Request copies of the following ISU materials for $15 per document (see pricing details below):
    • Journal and newspaper articles
    • Technical reports
    • Conference papers
    • Book chapters
    • Government documents
    • Patents
    • Other types of materials
  • Requests must fall under the Fair Use guidelines of U.S. copyright law and any licensing restrictions
  • If the requested copy is not available at ISU, a copy can be requested from other libraries for an additional $10. 

Can I borrow a book from the ISU library?

  • No, that service is not available to unaffiliated users.  Please contact your local public library to borrow books from other libraries.

How long does it take?

  • Copies are generally delivered between 24 to 72 hours.

How much does it cost?

  • Copies of ISU-owned materials: $15 per document for the first 20 pages, .10 per page for items over 20 pages copied or scanned.
  • Rollover to ILL: $15 plus $10 surcharge = $25
  • Rollover to ILL and obtained internationally: $25 plus $10 surcharge = $35
  • Items requested to be shipped or faxed are billed additionally.  Contact for more information.

What forms of payment are accepted?

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover

Contact Information

Phone: 515 294-8073;

Location: Room 204 Parks Library (just inside the east door)

Resource Sharing staff members are generally available for consultation from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Supervisor: Dawn Mick, Resource Sharing and Acquisitions Management, 515 294-0728​