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Interlibrary Loan for SUNY Empire (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 college 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
  • 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 Empire State College Online 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.


Your Librarians

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Please note: If you need to request accommodations with content linked to on this guide, on the basis of a disability, please contact Accessibility Resources and Services by emailing them at  Requests for accommodations should be submitted as early as possible to allow for sufficient planning. If you have questions, please visit the Accessibility Resources and Services website

(800) 847-3000 x2222

Normal Hours
- Sun: 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
- Mon-Thu: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer Hours
(Memorial Day - Labor Day)
- Sun: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- Mon-Thu: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Winter Break Hours
(End of Fall 1 - beginning of Spring 1)
- Sun: Closed
- Mon-Thu: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(Christmas week 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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