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Interlibrary Loan

Use Interlibrary Loan (ConnectNY or ILLiad) to borrow or purchase items not found in Vassar's collection.

Use This Chart To Decide Which ILL Service Is Right For You

 

If you need

Options

How long will it take? *

May I renew? (Renew 3 days before due date or you will be blocked)

Books, Chapters, Book pages, musical scores, Conference Proceedings

ConnectNY

3 working days

Once.  Go to My Record in catalog.

ILLiad

7-14 working days

Once, at the lending library's discretion:  use ILLiad's renewal.

Journal Articles

ILLiad

1-5 working days

N/A

Center for Research Libraries' material

ILLiad
Use BOOK form.  Include OCLC# from CRL record; enter CRL in "Where did you find this item cited" box.

Depends

Yes.  Use ILLiad's renewal.

Dissertations (U.S.)

ILLiad

7-14 working days

N/A

Dissertations (Foreign) from CRL

ILLiad

Depends

Yes. Use ILLiad's renewal.

Microforms

ILLiad

Usually requires special arrangements, time varies.

No

Microforms  (CRL)

ILLiad
Use BOOK form; include OCLC# from CRL record; enter CRL in "Where did you find this item cited" box. Include date ranges of material needed in Notes.

7-14 working days

Yes. Use ILLiad's renewal.

Videos, DVDs, Sound Recordings

Not borrowed

   

 

* May take longer for end-of-semester requests.

Is There a Charge?

Vassar College Libraries will generally cover fees related to interlibrary loan on a patron's behalf.  If you have any questions regarding fees, please contact ill@vassar.edu.