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Answered By: Katy Webb
Last Updated: Jan 09, 2019     Views: 230

ECU students, faculty, and staff simply login to ILLiad using your PirateID and Passphrase, as you do for your ECU email, Pirateport, and Blackboard. If you have not registered in ILLiad before, you will be prompted to create an account. If you cannot login, contact ITCS or the library.

If you do not have a PirateID, you will need to register using a different method -- at the bottom of the ILLiad login screen are options for Joyner Library and Laupus Library and links to each library's alternative registration page. During registration, enter your full email address as your username and select whatever password you would like to use. If you forget your login information, you may ask to reset your details.

Please note that the ILLiad system does not receive updates from ECU's other systems when you move, change your phone number, major or department, etc. Please update your ILLiad account in such cases, especially if you are a Distance Education student who wants items shipped to you off campus.

Concerned about privacy?

The information you provide during registration is needed in case we need to ask you questions about your request, to inform you that materials have arrived for you, etc. We also need to know your department/major and university status for statistical analysis and collection development decisions -- the library reviews requests periodically to see if we have gaps in our collections. Also, some services are only provided to those of a certain status (faculty, undergraduate, etc.).

The Interlibrary Loan staff at the ECU Libraries respect and guard your privacy. We specifically endorse the Library Bill of Rights (American Library Association) and Statement on Professional Ethics (American Library Association) and complies with North Carolina State law governing the Confidentiality of Library User Records  (N.C.G.S. §125, art. 19).  Though Interlibrary Loan staff share some data with other librarians and other libraries to fulfill your requests and analyze our service, we share as little as possible. Usually what data we provide is aggregated: for example, the total number of books borrowed by department/major during an academic year.

Be aware, though, that unlike the circulation system, your history of materials borrowed and accessed through ILLiad is maintained for your convenience and in compliance with copyright and state records retention rules for five years and that, under certain court orders or other government demands, your request history may be provided to law enforcement personnel or others if so ordered.

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