Out with the Old, in with the New

On Friday, December 17, 2014 all ILLiad (interlibrary loan) transaction records prior to January 1, 2009 will be deleted as part of planned maintenance. You can view your past requests by logging into your ILLiad account.

Login to your ILLiad account to view your past requests
Login to your ILLiad account to view your past requests

If you would like a list of your past ILLiad requests, please contact us at interlibloan@Bentley.edu or 781-891-2301. You may also stop by the Library Services desk and ask to speak to Amy or Kristen. We can export your transaction history from ILLiad into Excel. The deadline to request records is Monday, December 15, 2014.

When we perform maintenance on Friday, December 17, ILLiad might run slowly, or not at all. Updates will be posted on the library’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.

If you haven’t used interlibrary loan before, check out our page for information on this free service offered to current Bentley students, faculty, and staff. We are proud to share library materials around the globe.

Flat Stanley with a map of some of the libraries that we've shared resources with!
Flat Stanley with a map of some of the libraries that we’ve shared resources with!

Scan on Demand Turns 1!

Bentley’s Scan on Demand is celebrating its first birthday! What is this Scan on Demand, you say? It’s a free service offered to obtain digital scans of articles and book chapters from the Bentley Library’s print collection.

Scan on Demand is available to current Faculty and registrar-approved Online Learners. If you already use our Interlibrary Loan service, then you’re already registered for Scan on Demand. We use ILLiad to process both Interlibrary Loan and Scan on Demand requests.

You can login to your ILLiad account from either our Scan on Demand or Interlibrary Loan pages. Once you’ve logged in to ILLiad, select “Scan on Demand” from under the “Place a New Request” options.

Scan on Demand in the ILLiad Menu
Scan on Demand in the ILLiad Menu

Submit your request and remember that the more information that you provide, the faster you’ll get what you need. Within 2 to 3 days, you will receive an email from interlibraryloan@bentley.edu notifying you that your request is available to download from your ILLiad account. The scans are in PDF format and must be downloaded within 30 days of receipt.

THE FINE PRINT: Faculty members, please keep in mind that Scan on Demand is intended for the scanning of material for use in personal research. This service does not extend to material intended to be posted on Blackboard for student use. Such requests are considered e-reserves and should be submitted in person at the Library Services Desk or via the online request form.

MORE FINE PRINT: A maximum of five requests per day will be processed. Staff will process the first five requests in your queue. Volume permitting, we will process additional requests. So, please prioritize your requests by submitting the articles your need the most first. If you are requesting more than one chapter from a book, you must place a separate request for each chapter. We adhere to the University’s Copyright guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact us at interlibloan@bentley.edu or 781-891-2301. Or, if you’re in the Library, stop by the Library Services desk and ask to chat with Amy Galante or Kristen Richards.