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Interlibrary Loan

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

Make sure what you want is not at Vassar

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


What Can Be Borrowed?

  • Books absent from our collection, or books present in our collection that are checked out or missing.  If a book 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 book is not found, it will be declared missing and become available for request.  If the book is available in ConnectNY, request from there, not ILLiad.
  • Articles
  • 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.


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