First Time User Registration for Interlibrary Loan

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

  • Entering your personal information into the ILLiad system means you will not have to supply the information again when making future requests.
  • Having your e-mail and regular mail addresses on file with Interlibrary Loan enables us to notify you promptly and deliver materials accurately when your request arrives in the library.
  • By specifying your Library card number and last name, 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.

    Who is eligible to borrow from another library?
    Kenton County residents
    Cardholders with full borrowing priveliges

  • What kinds of materials are available thru ILL?
    Out-of-print materials
    Items missing or lost from KCPL collection
    Copies of journal or newspaper articles
    Microfilm or microfiche
    Audiocassettes, compact discs and instructional videos and DVDs

  • What materials are not available thru ILL?
    Current bestsellers or items in KCPL collection but currently checked out
    Materials published within the last 18 months (these materials should be a new item request)
    Computer files and games
    Textbooks (books needed for an entire semester)
    Rare books and other fragile, old materials
    Theses and dissertations
    Complete issues of magazines.
    Entertainment and popular DVDs and VHS

About your Username and Password

During registration, you will be asked to choose a Username and Password. You will your Library card number as username and last name as your password.

Username/Library Card Number
Kenton County Public Library card number. It begins with the numbers 23126
Password/Last Name
To allow improved access for staff placing ILLs for you please use your last name as 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 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.

ILLiad FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Before registering, you may wish to read the ILLiad FAQ. The FAQ may answer other questions you have about the ILLiad interlibrary loan system.

By pressing this button you acknowledge and agree to all of the terms and conditions above. Please pay particular attention to the copyright statement and the ILLiad FAQ. After reading this information, you can press the "First Time Users Click Here" button to continue.