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Interlibrary Loan

ILL Forms: Title Request (books) | Periodical Request (articles)

Materials not available at the Boyden Library may be borrowed from another library through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

  • Available materials include: books, articles, microfilm, microfiche, theses, videos, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks.
  • Recently published and very popular materials may not be available.
  • Reference books and rare materials are not available.
  • Most requests are usually filled within two weeks, but may take longer. Projects should be planned accordingly.
  • The loan period for materials is set by the lending library and is usually one month, but may be less.
  • Materials not returned by the specified due date will be charged $1.00 for each day that the item is late.
  • When materials are not returned promptly, the library's participation in the Interlibrary Loan system is jeopardized.

ILL Procedures

  • Identify a book or article that is not available via the Boyden Library Catalog or Periodicals & E-Journals listing
  • Locate a record for it in another library catalog or research database, if possible, and print that record
  • Obtain an ILL form from the Reference Desk or open the correct form with the links above
  • Complete the form, providing your contact information
  • Attach the printed record for the item
  • Take the form and printout to the Reference Desk where a Reference Librarian will check the information and initial the form
  • Ms. McCarthy will make the request, track its progress, and notify you when the book or article is available

Contact Angela McCarthy at 774-1503 with question or comments.