Changes are coming next week for one of our most popular services, interlibrary loan. And unlike most changes you don't ask for in life, this one actually makes things easier for you!
Interlibrary loan accounts will soon use your K-State eID and password instead of a separate username and password. Coming with this changes is a new look for the logon page. If you've ever accessed library e-resources from off-campus, you'll recognize the new look! In order to make the changes, our request systems will be offline on Thursday April 5 from 7am to noon.
Why the change?
Logging in will be simpler, with one less password to remember! It will also be more secure.
Will I continue using my current account and retain all my current requests after the change?
Yes, once you log on with the new page, you will go directly to your current account and see any pending or completed requests.
Can I share my account?
No, following campus security policy no one should share their eID and password. If you have shared your password in the past, we recommend you change it immediately.
Can I let a proxy use my account?
No. Since it would require sharing an eID and password, it will not be possible to allow others to make requests on your personal account. Faculty members may continue, however, to designate a proxy to pick up and check out materials.
Will my ILLiad bookmarks work after the change?
Yes, they will continue to work.
How can I get help with this change?
If you experience any problems accessing your account after the logon change, please contact Interlibrary Services.
Did you know?
In 2011 Interlibrary Services:
- processed 38,363 requests
- scanned 9,024 articles from journals and books in K-State Libraries
- received articles in an average of 2.37 days