Access to On-site Materials

Interlibrary Loan’s Document Delivery service can provide access for Bates students, faculty, and staff to on-site Bates materials. If you need a specific article or book chapter from a Bates-owned physical journal or book, log into your Illiad Account from the Ladd Library homepage and enter in a request. The scanned materials will be delivered to you via e-mail. 

Please limit your requests to essential material only. As the library is working with a limited staff, turnaround time may be slower than usual. If you have any questions about this service, please e-mail

If you need a Bates-owned item and are able to pick it up locally, please request at You will be notified by e-mail when the item is available for pick-up inside the Ladd Library vestibule. Items currently on hold for faculty and staff will be available for pick up in the Ladd vestibule upon request.

See the Library’s COVID-19 response for more information.