Interlibrary Loan

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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.

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.


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. Due dates for ILL borrowed items may be viewed in your library account. Articles will be sent to you in PDF format via an email link.

How can I renew interlibrary loan materials?

Renewals are at the discretion of the lending library. Log in to your account and click on Renew; a default one-week extension is granted to give the lending library time to process the request. An email notice will be sent once the lending library approves or denies the request.

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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Sarah ShankSarah Shank
ILL Borrowing Coordinator
(607) 274-3891


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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 abstract doesn't mean that the article is in English.