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About ILL

Interlibrary loan is intended to support the academic research needs of Ithaca College Faculty, Staff and Students. The Interlibrary Loan staff will obtain books, excluding course materials available at the IC book store, scores, journal articles and other materials not owned by the Ithaca College Library. Due dates for interlibrary loan materials vary and are assigned by the lending library.

Faculty/Staff-Campus Book Delivery

Log in and select the Book Retrieval/Campus Delivery option from the left sidebar; books will be delivered to your office.

Students-Book Retrieval Service

Log in and select the Book Retrieval/Campus Delivery option from the left sidebar. You will receive e-mail notification when books are ready for pick-up at the Circulation Desk; items are kept on Hold for 48 hours.

Request Processing

Requests are processed Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, except when the library is closed due to holidays or breaks.

FAQs

Do you get books/articles from Cornell?

Though Cornell is nearby, they receive a large number of requests which

means that it may take longer for them to process our requests. The interlibrary loan staff knows which lending libraries have the best turn-around times.


Where do I pick up interlibrary loan materials?

Books and other materials on loan to you can be picked up at the library's Circulation Desk during Library open hours located on the main floor of the library. Articles will be sent to you in PDF format via an e-mail link.


How can I renew interlibrary loan materials?

Log into your ILL account, click on Renew Items on the left side bar, click on the Transaction Number of the item you wish to renew. Now, click on Renew Request at the top


Proxy: May I use a proxy patron to pick up ILL materials?

Faculty, staff and students of Ithaca College may pick up ILL books for faculty/staff. Please log into your ILLiad account using this form and enter the Authorized Users first and last name of those picking up materials for you. A valid Ithaca College ID is required to pick up materials.


Turnaround time: How long will it take to receive my interlibrary loan items?

3 days to 2 weeks, depending on if we have difficulty finding a lending library and where it is being shipped from.

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Contact Us

Sarah ShankSarah Shank
ILL Borrowing Coordinator
(607) 274-3891
borrowing@ithaca.edu

FAX

(607) 274-1539

It's Not All in English

Many articles in databases such as PubMed are not in English. Before you submit an ILL request, make sure that the article you're asking for is in a language you can read. Remember: an English abstact doesn't mean that the article is in English.