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Library Information for MBA 806

Research Assistance

The library offers assistance to students and other affiliates in a number of ways. There are also services that allow you to get materials that the library doesn't carry, as well as procedures for getting items from other Pace libraries.

  • Research consultations, virtual or face-to-face: Make an appointment with a Pace librarian at
  • Online, phone, and text help: Links and numbers are also available at
  • Interlibrary Loan/ILLiad (see below)
  • Hold/request: Books from other Pace campuses are available through the library catalog. In a book's result page, you will see a box headed Access Options on the right side of the page. Click Place Hold, and another page will appear allowing you to choose where to pick up the book. You can request to have a book located in the Mortola Library on the Pleasantville campus or in the Law Library in White Plains brought to the New York City library, or have a book in the NYC library held at the circulation desk for pickup.
NOTE: From May 15 to September 1, the library will not be able to transfer books between Library locations, and some books may be temporarily unavailable due to collections being moved. In August, the NYC library will be closed as we prepare to relocate to the new Beekman Street building (though online reference help will still be available).

Interlibrary Loan & ILLIAD

What is ILLiad?

ILLiad is a system that libraries use to manage borrowing and lending among libraries. Through ILLiad, the Pace community has the ability to borrow items from libraries all over the world. 

How do I log in to ILLiad?

Go to the ILLiad login page. You can find it under the Quick Links on the library home page.

How do I sign up for an ILLiad Account?

You can sign up here, or go through the Quick Links on the library home page. The first time you logon, use your Pace username and password.

What can I borrow through interlibrary loan?

The Pace Interlibrary Loan service is intended to serve Pace-related research, scholarship and course work. You may place requests for books, DVDs, journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, theses, or other items if they are not available in the Pace catalog, or if they are checked out or missing.

What CAN’T I borrow through interlibrary loan?

  • E-books: Most e-books can't be borrowed via ILL due to publishers' restrictions.
  • Textbooks: We are happy to place requests for current textbooks, but please be aware that these requests are rarely successful. Pace does not lend out its current textbooks to other institutions, because they are in high demand among our own students. Most other institutions follow the same practice.
  • Reserve items: We do not generally place requests for items that are on reserve in the Pace libraries, but we will make exceptions to this rule on a case-by-case basis.

Dissertations and theses

We will make every effort to borrow a dissertation or thesis for you, but often these items are not available for loan. See below for purchase options.

How do I renew?

You cannot renew items you received via ILLiad directly. You must contact the ILL department at your home library.

Where do I pick up my items?

You will be notified by email when your book or any other physical item is available for pickup. Items may be picked up at your campus library's circulation desk.

Where are my articles?

You will receive an email when your articles are available. In most cases they will be delivered to your ILLiad account; log in to retrieve them. On the left side menu, click on Electronically Received Articles. Download articles to your own computer or USB drive. The articles will expire and disappear from your ILLiad account in 30 days.

How long do I get to keep things I borrow?

Items borrowed via ILLiad have loan periods and renewals defined by the lending institution. You will be notified of the due date at the time of checkout. Any physical item can be recalled by the lending library for one of their patrons. Articles are delivered electronically and are yours to keep, but remember that they will be automatically deleted from your ILLiad account after 30 days, so download them to your personal computer if you want to keep them.

How long does all of this take?

The timing varies depending on what you are requesting and from where it is being sent. Newer articles are usually delivered within 24-48 hours during the work week. Older articles sometimes take a few days because they must first be scanned before being delivered electronically. Books borrowed through ILLiad can take anywhere from 7 days to 2 weeks depending on the distance and shipping method.