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Distance Learning Resources

Interlibrary loan access

Distance Learning students can use UC's interlibrary loan system (ILLiad) to request articles and book chapters.
The interlibrary loan service you use depends on your UC college enrollment.

To log in to ILLiad, use the appropriate link for your college (see below). Use your UC Central Login username (6+2) and password. 

If you have not used ILLiad before, you will be prompted to complete a registration form before you can submit requests.  Enter the following information during registration:

  • In the STATUS field, choose: Distance Educ Student

  • In the PICK-UP LOCATION field, choose the library, for example: Langsam Library

West Campus, UC Clermont, and UC Blue Ash patrons
should use the ILLiad logon at

West Campus includes:

  • Carl H. Lindner College of Business
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning
  • College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services
  • College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • College-Conservatory of Music

East Campus patrons (Health Sciences Library)
should use the ILLiad logon at

East Campus includes:

  • College of Allied Health Sciences
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy

Note: The system requires a pick-up location for processing; however, requested articles will be delivered electronically to your ILLiad account.. 
For more information, contact Interlibrary Services Department at

Get an article or book chapter

If an electronic version of the journal title or the desired issue is not available from UC Libraries sources, you can make specific article requests via Interlibrary Loan (login as described above).

Get a book (print format)

Most resources that support your study are available online.  If you need a print publication to support your course work, the University of Cincinnati Libraries will work with you to supply the materials.  UC library books will be checked out in your name and mailed to you.
Please note that you will be responsible for returning materials by the due date via a traceable mail service, such as UPS or FedEx.

Students in the state of Ohio can request books through the OhioLINK central catalog for pick-up at another OhioLINK library.  Only books not available from a UC library can be requested through the OhioLINK central catalog.   Books not available or not owned at the University of Cincinnati libraries or available through the OhioLINK central catalog may be obtained through your local public library’s interlibrary loan service.

To request UC library books or for more information, contact our Interlibrary Services Department at

COVID-19 service updates

  • Print books can now be requested from other libraries.
  • Pick up location will be Langsam only for west campus.

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Phone: 513-556-1424

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