What Is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a library service provided to SUNY New Paltz faculty, staff, and students.
  • Our ILL system is called ILLiad (InterLibrary Loan Internet Accessible Database). ILLiad allows you to request items electronically and to track the progress of your request.
  • Through ILLiad Sojourner Truth Library borrows books, and obtains copies of journal articles and other items from other libraries. The library also lends books or media and provides copies of articles to other libraries.

Who Can Request Interlibrary Loan Service?

  • Faculty, staff, and students with current SUNY New Paltz ID cards may use ILL/ILLiad.

What Can Be Requested?

  • Most items can be borrowed, but it is the lending library that decides this and sets the loan period.

How Do You Request Interlibrary Loan Service?

  • On the Sojourner Truth Library’s web site, click on ILLiad to register. You will first sign on using your campus network log-in credentials. If you are a first-time ILLiad user, you will be required to complete a registration form, and include a valid email address.

How Do You Receive Your Interlibrary Loan Request?

  • You will be notified by e-mail when your requested item has been received at the library.
  • Books must be picked up at this library’s Checkout Desk during open library hours.
  • Journal articles and other copies will be sent electronically or held for pick up.
  • Some Interlibrary Loan materials may be received within 24 hours. Most books can be obtained within 72 hours from a consortium of libraries in NYS. Books and other materials not held within the consortium may take longer.

What Is the ILL Lost Book Refund Policy for Borrowing Libraries?

  • ILL will wait 3 months after an item is overdue before invoicing a library for its replacement value plus a $10.00 processing fee.
  • Once the library submits a check and it is processed, NO refund will be given.
  • If an item is returned to us after a check has been processed the item will be returned to the borrowing library for them to keep.


Modified 2021-03-12