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SUNY Empire Library: How to Use Interlibrary Loan (video)


What is interlibrary loan?

Interlibrary loan is a service that allows members of one library to borrow journal articles, book chapters, and other digital materials from other libraries.

Eligibility to use interlibrary loan:

  • Do you have a SUNY Empire login and password? Then YES!

Available through interlibrary loan:

  • book chapters
  • journal, magazine and newspaper articles
  • conference proceedings

Not available through interlibrary loan:

  • any physical materials, including books
  • textbooks
  • whole ebooks
  • multivolume sets
  • government documents
  • theses and dissertations
  • rare books
  • archival materials
  • microfilm/microfiche
  • software

Request an item:

  1. First, check to see if the item you want is available through the SUNY Empire Library using OneSearch (on the library homepage.)
  2. If you haven't registered already, click "Register;" if you already are registered, skip to step 4.
  3. Complete your information and submit the form.
  4. Go back and click the log-in link.
  5. Enter the citation information for the item you want and submit the form.
  6. Watch for notification emails.

Renew an item:

All materials are delivered electronically. Download them before 30 days have elapsed, and they are yours to keep.


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