Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan is a service that helps current members of the Clarkson community access and obtain materials not available at the Clarkson Libraries.

You may request resources through ILLiad, the Clarkson University Interlibrary Loan system. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Login with your Clarkson University NetID username and password.
Your Clarkson username and password (without the

example:  your email is, password 1234.  ILLiad login username is jdoe, password is1234


  • Material which is not freely available through participating cooperative lending libraries may be available for a fee. Patrons will be contacted and have the option to pay for the material or cancel their request. It is the responsibility of the patron to cover these fees.  (Pay Per View option is no longer available).
  • Textbooks are not available through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Items obtained through Interlibrary Loan cannot be placed on Course Reserve.

Copyright and Your Request

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

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. Clarkson University reserves the right to refuse to accept an order if, in its judgement, fullfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Please be sure you are following these Fair Use guidelines if using material for teaching. Look under the section entitled “Exceptions & Limitations”. 

Rule of Five
Copyright guidelines permit libraries to request a maximum of 5 articles, published within the last 5 years, from a single journal title, within a one year period.  Should the limit be exceeded, patrons can pay a copyright fee to obtain their article or may resubmit the request the following year. Fees vary depending on the publisher.