Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a cooperative agreement to obtain books and articles
from other libraries. ILL is available to SUNY Old Westbury students, faculty
(including those on sabbatical) and staff, and Empire State College students,
faculty, and staff. For more information, contact Norine Baskin at (x3151, or
E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Borrowers with overdue materials, or fines outstanding are
not eligible for ILL until all overdue items are returned and fines paid.
Charges and the use of Interlibrary Loan materials
Except when there is a
charge from a lending library, ILL services are provided at no cost to the
patron. Every effort will be made to locate the material at a non-charging
library; sometimes this is not possible, that is why it is important to indicate
on the ILL request if you are willing to pay and the amount. If an amount is
not indicated on the request form and the ILL department can not obtain the
requested material from a non-charging library the patron will be informed
and the loan will be cancelled. If a lending library does charge and a patron
has agreed to pay the charge, the ILL item will not be released until the money
has been collected.
Lending Libraries have the right to place restrictions on the use of a borrowed
item. The most common restriction is "in-house" library use. This
means the patron may not leave the library with the borrowed item. The lending
library determines the due date of an item and may recall the item at any time.
There are NO RENEWALS on ILL materials. Books must be returned on time. Any
loss or damage of a borrowed item will result in a charge to the patron for
a replacement copy. Photocopies of articles may be kept.
Materials that CAN NOT be requested through ILL
*Materials already owned by
SUNY Old Westbury - including reference books, reserve books, and books loaned
out to other patrons. *Rare or valuable materials. *Large or fragile materials.
*High demand items - best sellers, newly published, current events, textbooks.
Fill out an ILL request form at the Reference Desk
the complete citation, an incomplete citation will slow the ILL process, delaying
the time in which
you will receive the requested material. Include a verification - in what index,
bibliography, encyclopedia, etc. did you find this reference? Provide volume
number, abstract number, or page number. Lending libraries may not honor requests
unless a verification is included.
How long will my request take and how many may I submit?
request will be processed as soon as possible, you should allow TWO (2) WEEKS
for the material
to arrive. ILL requests for any one person are limited to five (5) per week
to insure prompt and equitable processing. If you must submit more than five,
rank the requests in order of importance by placing a number in the upper left
corner - 1 being the most important. The extra requests will be processed as
You will be notified by phone when materials
are received. Materials can be picked up at the Reference Department Office.
If you would prefer to
be notified by e-mail, please include your e-mail address on the request form.
Any patron who repeatedly requests materials and does not pick the items up
or does not return the items on time will have his/her ILL privileges suspended.
Just as with any library books you borrow, you are financially responsible
for any loss or damage.
Borrowers must obey the copyright law of the
United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Photocopies or other reproductions provided
are not to be used
for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. Users who
exceed these guidelines may be held liable for copyright infringement.
Old Westbury will supply materials to all libraries. Due to a large number
of requests, Old Westbury asks that out-of-state libraries enter Old Westbury
into the lender string as the last lender.
Nylink (formerly SUNY/OCLC Network) and LILRC.
Items available for interlibrary loan
Old Westbury will lend
out materials from the circulating collection. Reference, reserve, periodicals
microfilm/fiche, curriculum materials, and audio-visual materials can not be
lent. A thirty (30) page limit has been set on all photoduplication requests.
Photocopies may be kept.
Five (5) weeks, no renewals. Recalled items must
be returned immediately.
How to submit a request
Requests can be submitted through
OCLC or ALA form.
Overdue, lost, or damaged items
A bill for the overdue item
will be sent with the third overdue notice. For lost or damaged items Old Westbury
replacement copy, but will accept a check payable to SUNY Old Westbury Library.