Answered By: Hilary Thompson
Last Updated: May 20, 2016     Views: 2394

Hello. As your request moves through our system, its status (which you can see via your ILL Services Account), changes accordingly.  You'll find explanations of many of the more common statuses below.  Don't see the status you're looking for?  Let us know

For Interlibrary Loan:

Request Received Your request has been submitted and is awaiting processing
Unmediated Request Sending
Your request is being sent out to other libraries without ILL staff mediation.  Most requests submitted with an ISSN/ISBN number or an OCLC number are obtained in this fashion. 
Request Requires Special Processing
This request requires additional work on our part, which may increase the time needed to fulfill it.
Awaiting Rapid Local Processing         
Our holdings indicate that UMD may own this item.  ILL staff must check the catalog before sending your request to other libraries, or routing it to Article Express.
Awaiting Aleph Hold Processing
A copy of the item you requested is available at a USMAI library. We’re going to place a hold for you, rather than getting it via ILL. 
Requested via Aleph
ILL staff at UMD have placed a hold for you, or requested a copy from Offsite. After the item is available for pick-up or download, the status will change to Request Finished. 
Awaiting Consultation   
Processing suspended until ILL staff have been able to consult with a colleague, the lending library, or the ILL supervisor.
Request Requires Response
Processing suspended until ILL staff receive a response from you.  Requests remain here one week before being cancelled. 
Request Sent
ILL staff at UMD have processed your request, sending it to potential lending libraries.  A request may remain here for up to 12 weeks while the potential lending libraries consider this request.    
Awaiting Post Receipt Processing
Your item has arrived at McKeldin Library, but ILL staff have not yet finished processing your item.  
In Transit to Pickup Location
Your item has been processed and strapped by ILL staff and is currently en route to your selected pickup location.
Available for Pickup
Item is ready for pick-up at your selected pickup location, and will remain until its due date.
Available for Download
Your article should now be available for download from your ILL Services Account. Articles are only available for download for two weeks. 
Request Finished
Your loan has been returned to the lending library, or your period for downloading your article has passed. 

 

For Article Express:

Request Received Your request has been submitted and is awaiting processing
Awaiting DD Stacks Searching Your request has been processed and now must be printed, so ILL staff can search the stacks.
In DD Stacks Searching Your request is being pulled and scanned.
EPSL Searching Your request is being pulled and scanned at EPSL.
Art Searching Your request is being pulled and scanned at the Art Library.
Delivered to the Web Your article should now be available for download from your ILL Services Account. Articles are only available for download for two weeks. 
Request Finished Your period for downloading your article has passed.  Check Notes field for a URL if ILL staff referred you to an article from a database or the open web.   

 

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