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Interlibrary Loan

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

What is CRL?

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is a consortium of North American universities, colleges and independent research libraries. The consortium acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, archives and other traditional and digital resources for research and teaching. These resources are then made available to member institutions cooperatively, through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery.

All materials available from CRL, irrespective of document type, may be borrowed.   Please review the following information before making requests.

1.  To identify materials at CRL, search the CRL online catalog.   Not everything in the CRL collection is cataloged.  If you can't find what you are looking for, contact a research librarian and we'll find out whether or not the material is available.  

2.   Requests can be made in two ways.  If you're using ILLiad please make a note on the ILL request form that you found this item at CRL.  Also most items in the CRL Catalog list an OCLC #, e.g. OCLC # 11502875 at the top of the record; iincluding this number on the ILL request form (in the OCLC Number field) will expedite your request.  CRL records are also in the ConnectNY catalog.   Order CRL materials you find in CNY the same way you request other ConnectNY books. 

3.  If you're ordering multiple reels of microfilm via ILLiad, specify the date range in both the Date and Notes fields.  You'll need  to check out and retun all the reels at the same tiime.  If you're ordering multiple reels via ConnectNY, you must order each reel separately. 

4.  The loan period for CRL materials is 3 months. 

5.  If you have any questions about finding materials in CRL, ask a research librarian.    Contact the Interlibrary Loan department for questions about placed orders. 

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