Answered By: Anna Wigtil
Last Updated: Jul 23, 2020     Views: 23

Technically speaking, "Delivery" means getting materials from within UNL, "Interlibrary Loan" means getting materials from other libraries, and "ILLiad" is the software we use for requesting library items - but they are all interchangeable names for the same account.

Note:  Before you use ILLiad for the first time, you will need to create an account for yourself.  (Unlike other accounts at UNL and the Libraries, it doesn't automatically exist.)

To create your account:

1. Go to

2. Click on "Create Account" under the username and password fields.

3. Click on "First Time Users Click Here."

4. Fill out the form - most fields are self-explanatory.

The default Preferred Loan Delivery Method is "Hold for Pickup." If you are a distance student, you can select "Mail to Address." Faculty and staff working in certain campus buildings can also have books delivered to their department - you can check the availability by selecting your department and Mail to Address, then scroll down the page to see if the address has been filled in for you. Here is an example for Classics & Religious Studies faculty:

If the address is not filled out for you, then you will need to select Hold for Pickup instead.

Make sure to choose your favorite campus library as your Loan Delivery Location!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Delivery/Interlibrary Loan, contact our staff at 402-472-9568 or