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Interlibrary Loan

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

How to Choose

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

If you need

Options

How long will it take? (longer for end-of-semester requests)

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

Books, Chapters, Book pages, Conference Proceedings

ConnectNY

3 working days

Yes, but just once.
Go to My Record in catalog.

ILLiad (Try ConnectNY first)

7-14 working days

Usually, but just once.  Use ILLiad's renewal.

Journal Articles

ILLiad

1-5 working days

Not applicable

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

Not applicable

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.

Musical Scores

ILLiad

7-14 working days

Usually, but just once.  Use ILLiad's renewal.

Videos, DVDs, Sound Recordings

Not borrowed

Is There a Charge?

Generally, there is no charge to borrow. However, some libraries do charge for lending. The Vassar College Libraries will in most cases cover any fees related to interlibrary loan on behalf of the patron. If you have any questions regarding fees, please contact ill@vassar.edu.

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