First Time User Registration for ILL Express!

PLEASE NOTE: This service is available at no cost to faculty members, currently-enrolled students, University staff, current members of the Thomas Cooper Society and current members of the Carolina Alumni Association only. Persons affiliated with the School of Medicine, the Law School, or the University's Regional and Four-Year campuses should use their respective Interlibrary Loan departments.  All others are encouraged to inquire at their local public library about interlibrary loan privileges.

To request an item through Interlibrary Loan, you must first identify yourself to the library's ILL Express! system. To do this, fill out a registration form using your Web browser. Registration has three purposes:

  • Entering your personal information into the ILL Express! system means you will not have to supply the information again when making future requests.
  • Having your e-mail and other information on file with Interlibrary Loan enables us to notify you promptly and deliver materials accurately when your request arrives.
  • By specifying a Username and Password of your choosing, you will have secure access to information about your requests. You will also be able to review the list of items you have requested in the past.

To ensure the best possible service, please fill in all of the applicable fields on the registration form.  You must fill in the fields that are marked "required," or the system will not allow you to register.

About your Username and Password

During registration, you will be asked to choose a Username and Password. You will use this Username and Password when you logon to the ILL Express! system in the future.  Please remember your Username and Password, you will not be able to logon to the system without them.  If you forget your username or password, do not re-register.  Contact the Interlibrary Loan Department for assistance.  You may call us at 777-2805 or e-mail us at  Office hours are 8:30-5:00, Monday through Friday.



Choose anything you like, such as your name, abbreviations, or an alphanumeric code.

Choose anything you like. We recommend that you follow good security practice and choose a password that is different from those you use to access other systems. ILL Express! will encrypt your password, so it will remain secure. Only you will know your password.

Important Copyright Information


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

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific 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.

ILL Express! Policies & Procedures and ILL Express! FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Before registering, you may wish to familiarize yourself with Interlibrary Loan Policies & Procedures. If you still have unanswered questions about the ILL Express! interlibrary loan system, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Department at (803) 777-2805 or