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We are excited to share our new Library catalog and search tool! We hope that you will find it easy to search and explore our collections. If you need help, have questions, or want to share feedback, visit the Ask a Librarian page.

Interlibrary Loan

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

Make sure what you want is not at Vassar

Books, scores, microforms: Check online catalog.
Articles: Check journal title in Journals A-Z.


What Can Be Borrowed?

  • Books and scores absent from our collection, or materials present in our collection that are checked out or missing. 
    • If an item is "available" in the online catalog but is not on the shelf, you may not request it.  Fill out a NOT ON SHELF form.  If the item is not found, it will be declared missing and become available for request.  If the item is available in ConnectNY, request from there.
  • Articles
  • Microform
  • Dissertations
  • Material from Center for Research Libraries

What Cannot be Borrowed?

These types of materials cannot be borrowed:

  • Whole issues or volumes of periodicals
  • Recent or un-microfilmed newspapers
  • Reference or rare books
  • Maps
  • Videos, DVDs, sound recordings, films and electronic media

Exception: all materials available from the Center for Research Libraries, irrespective of document type, can be borrowed.