First Time User Information

To request an item through interlibrary loan (ILL), you must first create an ILLiad account (i.e. register). ILLiad is name of the interlibrary loan management system used by Watson Library.

ALL Museum staff wishing to use the Library's ILL service must create an ILLiad account beginning September 1, 2007, even if you have requested items through ILL in the recent past. This is a one-time process that will take approximately 5 minutes.

ILL service is for Metropolitan Museum of Art staff and volunteers only.

How to register

To create an ILLiad account, please read the important copyright notice below and then click on the "I Accept - Register Now" button.

Please also read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) before placing any ILL requests, or learn to more about the interlibrary loan process. Even if you are familiar with the ILL process, the FAQ highlights many new features.

About your username and password

When registering, you will be asked to create a username and password. Usernames and passwords are case-sensitive. Please make note of the username and password you choose, because this is how you will access your ILLiad account in the future.
Your username
Although you may use any username and password you wish, we strongly recommend you use your 6-letter MMA network login ID as your username (What is my 6-letter MMA network login ID?). This will not only be easy for you to remember, it will also allow for quicker processing of your first ILL requests.
Your password
Passwords are encrypted and will not be accessible to anyone, including Interlibrary Services staff. Your password can be anything you wish - it does not need to match your MMA network login password. (What if I forget my password?)


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research". If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

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