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Coming Soon

Coming Soon: Interlibrary Loans in HamCAT

From within the HamCAT interface,  Hamline users will soon be able to see and request  more books and other items from libraries not otherwise available from Bush Library.   Delivery turnaround time will often be shown along with the loan duration.   It will also be easier to request scanned digital copies. 

Mockup (new interface may look like)

 Finding and requesting:

Get a physical copy or a chapter


 After the request, in My Library Account:

Physical book shipped

Why is this changing?

Streamlined Interlibrary Loans:

  • Estimated time for delivery of physical items such as books will be available soon. 
  • Our new HamCAT Interlibrary Loan functionality will be cloud based. So it should reduce ITS time for setting up and maintaining ILLiad in VDI and on library staff computers.
  •  Reduced need for users to fill out forms --  saving time and effort.
  • No need for another sign in for ILLiad. The single sign on in HamCAT (Hamline Google) allows users to see, request, and track Interlibrary Loans.

Continued service

What's not changing:

  • our courier service will continue Monday through Friday (weekends and holidays excepted) 
  • the library will continue to get your  requests  as quickly and efficiently as possible
  • we are continuing to be part of the MnPALS ConsortiumOpens in a new browser tab which works with MinitexOpens in a new browser tab


ILL offers all current Hamline faculty, staff, and students access to materials needed for coursework and scholarly research which are not currently available at Bush Library but are available at other libraries.

More details

More details will be shared as we learn about the new, upcoming streamlined Interlibrary Loan functionality.

Watch Inside Hamline emails for updates.