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Interlibrary Loan Services

Information for PAU Users

PAU faculty, staff, students, and alumni may request library materials from other universities using ILLiad, PAU’s interlibrary loan (ILL) system. Please note that ILL requests will not be processed on holidays or on other days when the library is closed, and that processing will resume when the library reopens. Click here for library hours

Registering for an Account
Go to the ILLiad Logon page. You must have a PAU email account ending in @paloaltou.edu to use the ILLiad system. Your username (the part before the @ symbol) and password will be the same.

ILL Policies
All ILLiad users are subject to PAU’s ILL policies, which are listed on the ILL Policies page. Please become familiar with these policies before submitting any requests, and refer to them if you have questions.

Accessing Your Account
There are two ways to access ILLiad. You can go directly to the ILLiad Logon page and enter a request manually. You can also access ILLiad through the PAU databases by clicking on a “Request through interlibrary loan” link. Data from the corresponding citation will automatically fill the request form once you logon. You can enter request information manually if this feature fails or leaves out important citation data.

Please call our interlibrary loan staff at (650) 433-3808 or send an email to library@paloaltou.edu if you have questions or need assistance.


Information for Other Institutions

PAU participates in the OCLC (ID: PPI) and DOCLINE® (ID: CAUPIF) interlibrary loan systems.

We are members of the following consortia borrowing organizations: NCCPL, AMHL, and SCELC

Our group affiliations include:


  • Libraries Very Interested in Sharing (LVIS)
  • California Resource Sharing Network (XPRS)
  • OCLC Training & ILLiad Participant (ILLD)


PAU does not loan print dissertation, but many are available through the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database. If your institution does not have access, copies are available for a fee at: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/.

If you have further questions, please call our interlibrary loan staff at (650) 433-3808 or send an email to library@paloaltou.edu.




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