InterLibrary Loan (ILLiad) Logon

Use ILLiad to request journal articles, books, and other materials not directly available online. To begin using ILLiad, all you need to do is create a secondary password, then log in, and complete the profile information. Once you've done that, you are ready to begin requesting materials.

ILLiad enables you to:
  • Request journal articles and books
  • Track your requests
  • View articles on-line.

To fulfill your requests, the ILLiad administrator may scan print materials owned by CSHL library, request/borrow from other institutions, or purchase from publishers.

Most articles requested are delivered to you electronically within 24 hours (Monday through Friday) and books within 7 business days.

Details about creating a secondary password and using ILLiad are located at:


Logon to ILLiad

CSHL Username

Secondary Password

Forgot password?

To create or reset your secondary password, click:
Set Secondary Password

Your CSHL username is text before the "" in your mail address.


Have questions about interlibrary loans or the ILLiad system, please contact Gail Sherman at ext. 8352 or

For help with locating a reference, contact the reference desk at ext. 6872 or

Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

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

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.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

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