Answered By: Ashley Householder
Last Updated: Apr 17, 2018     Views: 161

Library Express is a delivery service that allows you to get access to materials whether or not they are owned by EKU. This service is ONLY available to current EKU students, faculty, and staff members.

Library Express uses software called ILLiad to manage all of the following requests: Distance & Online LearningInterlibrary LoanPull & Hold, and Suggest a Purchase. ALL requests are placed using your ILLiad account.

To place a request:

  • Use our Library Search box to locate materials - the "Request Item" button will bring up the ILLiad form, already filled in with citation information. This process will allow you to do several things, depending on the circumstances: receive an article electronically; have a physical item pulled from our collections and held for you at one of our campus libraries or regional campus locations; place an item on hold that is checked out; request that an item be purchased and held for you; or borrow an item from another library.
  • OR, Look up an article in one of our databases and click the "Get More" button when the full-text option is not available. This button allows you to request an article and have it delivered to your EKU email account.
  • OR, if you have citation information (i.e. title, author, ISBN, etc.) you can simply fill out a blank request form from your ILLiad account. Please include the most accurate and complete information possible to avoid delay. We encourage you to locate the item in the Library Search box and submit the request that way and only use manual citation entry as a last resort.

Please allow adequate time for delivery of materials. Depending on your needs, there may be a waiting period for your requests.

Library Express complies with the Copyright Law of the United States.