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Services: InterLibrary Loan



COVID-19 has impacted many libraries' ability to lend physical books through Interlibrary loan. We may not be able to borrow certain items. Requests for scanned book chapters, journal articles, and eBook material have a much higher chance of being fulfilled.

For other libraries: We are currently accepting returns. All renewal requests will be granted.

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that the library offers to current studentsfaculty, 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 new 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 It!" and "Find Full Text" buttons found in WorldCat and 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.

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.

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.


Copyright rules require that photocopies be made for "private study, scholarship or research." Requestors of copies acknowledge that by submitting such a request that they are bound by the rules of fair use.



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