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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Borrow items from other libraries

What is interlibrary loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free service that allows currently enrolled SUNY Plattsburgh students, faculty and staff to request and borrow materials not held at Feinberg from other libraries through the ILLiad interface. If Plattsburgh owns an item that is checked out, missing or lost, a request can be placed through ILL.

Many libraries have restrictions on types of materials they loan as well as date restrictions. Please keep in mind you may be requesting materials that cannot be borrowed for a semester or longer length of time.

We lend materials requested by other libraries.

Please note: Interlibrary loans are a privilege, not a right. The lending library expects to have borrowed materials returned on time. If our library abuses the Interlibrary loan code a lending library could refuse future requests. If a patron misuses the ILL code, we reserve the right to revoke that individuals ILL privileges. Sharing resources is a good economic and philosophical practice. It also means being responsible for the materials that are borrowed from other libraries. When materials are not returned in a timely manner, it jeopardizes the relationship between libraries.

We are members of the following consortia: IDS project, NNLYN, ICiLL, & Docline


Copyright/Fair Use Policies

 Though ILL is intended to assist in the academic and professional development of our patrons, respect must be given to federal copyright law and national ILL policies. As such, Feinberg Library Interlibrary Loan services adheres to the American Library Association’s guidelines for Interlibrary Loan Policies as well as provisions within federal copyright law. These policies and procedures are inherent and isolated to ILL and should not have any bearing on other library copyright policies (such as Reserves). These policies apply to all reproductions and facsimiles made for the express purpose of interlibrary loan.

Warning concerning copyright restrictions

The copyright law of the United states (Title 17, United States code) governs the making of photocopies or toher reproduction of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or another reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purposes other than private study, scholarship or research". if a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposed in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying request if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the request would involve violation of copyright law.

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ILL Office Information

The Inter Library Loan office is open from 8:00-4:30. The office is located on the second floor of the library, a few steps past the Wheelchair accessible restroom.


ILL Staff

Ethel Facteau, ILL Clerk 3 (518) 564-5301

Rebecca Drollette, ILL Clerk 2 (518) 564-4427

Mila Su, Associate Librarian/ILL manager (518) 564-5306