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Interlibrary Loan

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

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service we offer to help you get books, scores, and articles (and sometimes other items) not in Vassar's collections.  We use 2 systems to fill ILL requests:


What Will ILL Cost?

Usually, there is no charge, but some libraries do charge for lending.

Please indicate on the request form the highest fee you are willing to pay. We will try to fill your request free of charge or at the lowest fee possible.

Who May Use ILL?

  • VC faculty and their spouses/domestic partners
  • Administrators
  • Staff
  • Currently enrolled students.


Questions about finding books or articles? Ask a librarian.

Questions about your ILL request? Call ILL, ex. 5765 (weekdays 8:30-5:00) or email ILL Office is located in the staff corridor of the library, last door on the left (Room 146) and is staffed weekdays 8:30-5:00.

Questions about finding printed musical scores?  Call the Music Library at x7492 (weekdays 8:30-5:00) or email  The Music Library is located on the first floor of Skinner Hall.