Interlibrary Loan Service and Document
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Document
Delivery (DD) are services which enable libraries to obtain
resources for their patrons from the collections of other libraries.
The continuation of ILL/DD services depends upon the cooperation
between libraries. Patrons that use ILL/DD services must adhere to
the ILL/DD policies, including returning the items by the due date
and in the same condition as when borrowed. Failure to comply with
ILL/DD policies may result in fines and/or suspension of library
When appropriate, the Librarian assists
the requestor in searching for resources available in Gill Library
that will meet the patronís needs. Before an ILL/DD request is
processed, it must be verified by a Reference Librarian.
Using ILLiad, an electronic Web-based
document delivery service, Gill Library makes every effort to fill
ILL/DD requests for patrons who presents a valid CNR ID card from an
institution that will provide the item(s) free of charge. However,
if a fee is involved, the ILL Department will give the patron the
opportunity to accept the fee as stated or to cancel the request.
Libraries that offer ILL/DD services to
their patrons make every effort to facilitate fair and equitable
distribution of the ILL/DD workload. Whenever possible, the ILL
Department distributes requests among various libraries.
Additionally, the ILL Department strives for equal borrowing from
and lending to other institutions.
Not all items are available through
ILL/DD. Normally, books and photocopies of periodical articles are
available. Reference books, textbooks and audiovisual materials are
usually not available through ILL.
This institution reserves the right to
refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of
the order would involve violation of copyright law. The copyright
law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the
making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted
material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries
and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other
reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the
photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other
than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a
request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes
in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright
For further information, contact the ILL
Department at (914) 654-5491.