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Basic steps for using FirstSearch ILL

  1. Go to FirstSearch on the OLIS web site
  2. Click on  "Log in to FirstSearch" 
  3. Enter your LORI username, password, and your library's LORI code
  4. Click "Okay"
  5. For assistance in searching please refer to the FirstSearch online help. 
  6. Click the item to view  the entire record in details.   If this is the correct record, click "ILL" button at the top of the screen.
  7. Fill out the form. 
  8. Comments:  if you use the "Comments" field, please indicate who the comments are for, e.g. to Kelley/Clearinghouse,  or reminders to yourself or your staff.
  9. Submit.
  10. Keep a copy (electronic or print) of the request for your records and exit FirstSearch.
  11. Library will receive a copy of the request via email.  
  12. When library receive the actual item, whether from another state or a RI library, send an email to olis.dslill@olis.ri.gov with the name of the item and the ILL number.
  13. When library return the item, email olis.dslill@olis.ri.gov to notify OLIS.