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PO203 Research Methods - Cleven: Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan

What is ILL?

Interlibrary Loan (or ILL) is just what it sounds like: items are loaned between libraries.

ILL allows you to request items that you can't find in Library Catalog or our databases. We can almost always get you what you need - all you have to do is place an online request!

Our ILL system allows you to track your requests, check due dates, renew items, etc.

Basic Information

Your Username/Password

Your username and password are your SAC username and your SAC ID number (e.g., S12345), with S in upper case.

Initial Registration

The first time you log into the system, you'll be asked to fill out a one-time registration form. (Edit your profile by clicking Change User Information in the left hand menu.)

Registration has three purposes:

  1. You won't have to enter your information again when making future requests.
  2. Having your e-mail enables us to notify you promptly when items arrive in the library.
  3. You can track your requests, renew items, and retrieve articles online.

General ILL Policies

  • Before placing a request in this system, check that Geisel Library doesn't already own it.
  • Books borrowed through ILL are subject to any policies or restrictions set by the lending library.
  • Due dates must be strictly enforced.
  • Every request is filled as quickly as possible. Items are subject to availability and the mail service may cause delays.

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Email questions to the ILL Office

Phone: (603) 641-7303

Office Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday—Friday