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Interlibrary Loan

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When you search a library database, you are not always guaranteed that the full-text of an article will be available. Click the "Check at Le Moyne College" link to see if the article is available from a different library source.

However, if it is not available, click the "Request this item via Interlibrary Loan" link to request the article from another library. This will take you to the Interlibrary Loan portal and fill in the fields in the request form. Click the "Submit Request" button on the form to place the request.

What if I Don't Know Where the Citation Came From?

If you have a citation, but didn't get it from a library database (or you don't remember the source), you can always fill in the request by hand using one of the forms below.

Tips to Speed Up Your Request

  • Citation Linker – If you have a fairly complete citation, try entering the information into this form. The Citation Linker will try to find a match in the Library's collection. If no source can be found, click the "Request this item via Interlibrary Loan" link to request the article from another library.
  • Please do not abbreviate anything that is written out in full in your source. If the source uses abbreviations, copy them exactly as they appear.
  • If your source has an ISSN or ISBN, include that information in the corresponding fields in the article or book form. This will help speed up your request.
  • If you have a DOI, PMID, or other article identifier, enter that in the Comments field in the request form.

What Happens To My Request?

Your request will be checked for accuracy and then entered into the Interlibrary Loan subsystem of OCLC, the on-line bibliographic database which provides us with nationwide holdings information for books and journals.

NOTE: When a request meets the proper criteria, we will transfer it to Connect NY (books) or RapidILL (articles).  These are consortia we participate in that strive to meet heightened delivery standards.  In the case of RapidILL, we often receive article requests within hours.  Both of thse services have significantly improved our ability to provide materials to our patrons in the shortest time possible.