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InterLibrary Loan: ILL

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that the library offers to current students, faculty, and staff for materials that are not available in our collections. When a request is placed, we ask other libraries from around the country if they will lend us the material on your behalf.

What is the ILL Portal?

The ILL Portal is the library's interlibrary loan interface. From the portal you can place ILL requests, track the status of requested materials, see due dates, and manage notification settings. Use your JasperNet ID to log in.

More information about the ILL portal can be found here

How can I place a request?

The easiest way to place a request is to use the "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" button found in WorldCat Discovery Search.

Requests may be placed directly in the portal if you know the item you are looking for and have a full citation.

What type of materials can I request?

Most libraries will lend materials that ordinarily circulate to their users. Rare books, reference works, current textbooks, eBooks, theses and dissertations are not usually lent through Interlibrary Loan.

Notification and Pick Up

You will be notified via email when a requested item is available for pick up. The item will be held at the Circulation Desk for pick up (718-862-7743). Items that have not been picked up will be returned on the date they are due.

Loan Periods

The length of a loan period is determined by the lending library. Material may be renewed at the discretion of the lending library. Renewals should be requested at least five days before the end of the loan period. Failure to return borrowed materials on time may result in the loss of interlibrary loan privileges.

How can I renew an Interlibrary loan item?

Interlibrary loan renewals can be placed through the ILL Portal as long as the item is not overdue. There will be a renewal button next to any item that is eligible for renewal. You will receive a notification when the library that lent us the material approves or denies the renewal request. Items may be kept until the lending library responds to the renewal request.


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