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Interlibrary Loans (ILL)

A guide to requesting interlibrary loans.

How do I Place a Hold?

How do I get started?

Note: Placing a Hold on an item, not at McQuade, will initiate a request to with another NOBLE library to deliver the item to McQuade for you to check out.

1.  Search for the item you are looking for using the catalog.

2.  You can just search Merrimack's holdings or expand the search to any library in NOBLE or even all NOBLE libraries.



3.  Once you find the item you want, you can click 'Place Hold' from the search results or click on the title and then click place hold.

4.  After clicking 'Place Hold' you will need to log in to your account. 












5.  On the next screen, designate where you would like to pick up the item, and how you would like to be notified it is ready (by email or text).












6.  When you are done filling in your information, click submit.

7.  Finally you will see a confirmation screen stating your hold was successfully placed.

Catalog Username/Password

If you do not have a NOBLE password yet, follow the steps below to create one.

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the library barcode number printed on the back of your MackCard in the "Barcode" box and click submit. 
    Note: If you do not have a MackCard use your 6-digit Merrimack ID# followed by the letters "mer" (e.g. 123456mer). 
  3. Check your Merrimack email. You will receive an email from with instructions and a link to complete the password setup.
  4. If you do not receive the email, or encounter any other issues please contact a librarian:
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