Access to ILLiad via Touchstone!

ILLiad, the interface for Interlibrary Borrowing and Library Storage Annex services is joining the Touchstone bandwagon.  Gone are the days where a separate username and password are required to place requests for materials not owned by MIT or PDFs from the Annex.

Touchstone is single sign-on across MIT applications, so if you have recently used Touchstone to access Your Account in Barton, Stellar Course Management,, or other Touchstone-enabled tools at MIT, then access to ILLiad will be seamless.  Otherwise, Touchstone will prompt you to choose between using MIT web certificates and your Kerberos login.

In order to make the switch from manual login to Touchstone access,

  • Registration for new ILLiad users will be unavailable from 8:30 am on Monday, October 26 to 8:30AM on Wednesday, October 28th.
  • ILLiad will be unavailable to all users from 8:30 am to 3 pm on Thursday, October 29th.

More details about the outages can be found here.

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