Library service taps others across country

By Priscilla Sauceda


ILLiad Log-On Screen ShotUniversity of the Incarnate Word students can use every library in America for free with the Illiad program.

Taylor Fox, with the Interlibrary Loan Department at J.E. and L.E. Mabee Library, introduced the program at a February session.

Students are given access to more than 120,000 libraries in the United States with the use of the Illiad program, Interlibrary Loan, and it is free to current students.

“The program allows you to check out articles, electronic materials, and books from other libraries not offered from the UIW library databases,” Fox said. “It is always good to check the policies for the Illiad program because it’s a little outdated.”

The Interlibrary Loan has easy access but Fox recommended students always try to Google the articles or use the UIW library catalog before they use the Illiad program.

Incarnate Word also offers the TEX Share card as well.

Fox said, “This program also allows for students to check out items the same way as the UIW library does.”

By using the TEX Share card, students can look up items available to them in local libraries in San Antonio and pick them up the next day.

Many students agreed not all students knew about the programs and it would be helpful for future research assignments.

Fox said, “I am a user of the program and I find it very helpful for almost any type of research and current participants find it easy to use as well. You just need to know exactly what article or book that you need. It’s all about you. You just gotta do a little digging.”

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