Please contact a librarian at email@example.com with any questions about resource sharing (interlibrary loan).
You may request an interlibrary loan directly from the library's search box.
Or, print and fill in the form below.
To obtain an item not available at the SUNY Adirondack Library, print and complete the form above.
If you have questions about this service, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• What is this service?
If you would like to use a book or article not owned by the SUNY Adirondack Library for your research, we may be able to obtain the material from another library. Through this interlibrary loan service, we can get access to what is owned by thousands of other libraries.
• Who can use it?
Interlibrary loan service is available to all SUNY Adirondack students, faculty and staff, as well as students taking classes through SUNY Plattsburgh's Branch Campus.
• Is there a cost?
It is a free service. We have arranged reciprocal agreements with many libraries so most materials are lent to us without charge.
• How long does it take?
In most cases, we can obtain articles in a couple of days and books in about a week. Many factors affect this: the lending library's distance, their procedures, the item's availability, staffing, mail or delivery schedules, and the completeness of the information you supply to us. Sometimes it takes longer with those variables.
• What can be borrowed?
• What cannot usually be borrowed?
Reference books, rare books, popular fiction, microfilm, dissertations, technical reports, videos and many other audiovisual materials are often not lent by libraries. These items might not normally circulate, are fragile, or are in high demand by the lending library's patrons.
• How do I check if the library already owns what I want?
• How do I know if my material has arrived?
The library staff will contact you when the book or article arrives. It will be kept for you at the Circulation Desk in the library. You may also stop by the Circulation Desk at any time to check if your items have arrived. We will let you know if it is not possible to obtain the item by the time you need it.
• Is there a limit?
So that the largest number of students may be helped, we ask that students request no more than five books or three articles at one time.
• How does the SUNY Adirondack Library discover who owns the material I want?
Our library staff will search a book database listing millions of items owned by thousands of libraries. We will check libraries within the Capital District, New York State and then the United States at large if necessary. We then transmit an electronic request to up to five libraries in turn until we receive a "yes" answer, or until you no longer need the item.
• Does this library lend items to other libraries?
Yes. The library receives requests from many other libraries around the United States asking us to lend our material to their users.
• What else should I know?
Interlibrary loan is a service based on courtesy between libraries. You are responsible for returning books on time. You are also responsible for any overdue fines and book replacement costs that the lending library may charge.
• What if I don't have a full citation?
If you need help verifying the title, author, date or other information about your item, ask a reference librarian. We must provide complete information to the lending libraries.
• Can I renew a book obtained through interlibrary loan?
We abide by the rules of the library that lent us the book. Some allow renewals; many do not. If you think you would like to renew the book, let us know at least three days before the due date so we can send them a message and they can check their records and respond.
• Do you lend materials internationally?
No, unfortunately we cannot do that.
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