Answered By: John Raymond
Last Updated: Jul 23, 2019     Views: 322

Loan period:

  • Books/media borrowed through interlibrary loan are not to be placed on reserve.
  • Items borrowed from other libraries are lent for short periods of time, generally 4 weeks, with possibly one renewal.
  • Items borrowed are subject to immediate recall by the lending library, if someone there needs the material.

Local availability: Before placing an interlibrary loan request, check to see if the item you want is available at Siena. You can find out what books, media, and periodicals are here by searching our local catalog, CYRIL.

Materials available in print at Siena will not be ordered through interlibrary loan. If, in our verification process we determine that an item requested is owned and accessible through our collections, we will email you that we are cancelling the request. If you have difficulty locating material at Siena, contact the Standish Library Reference Desk for assistance.

If we determine that a book requested is available through ConnectNY, we will order it in your name, cancel your interlibrary loan request, and notify you by email. You will then receive an email when your ConnectNY book comes in.  If you receive a notice that the ConnectNY request has been cancelled, that means the ConnectNY library couldn't send the book.  Contact us and we'll order the book through interlibrary loan.

Copyright law:
Copyright law of the United States sets limits on reproduction by libraries for interlibrary loan. We are limited, therefore, on the number of copies we can request for certain journal titles and are prevented from requesting systematic or extensive copying of certain types of materials.

Limit on the number of requests that can be made:
There is no formal limit on the number of requests a user can place. If, however, you request an unusually large number of requests at one time, we will limit processing of your requests to 5 requests a day, if we deem it necessary in order to process other patrons' requests in a timely manner.

The focus of the ILL Department is to support research and instruction. For that reason, and because the costs involved in interlibrary loan are absorbed by the Standish Library, we ask that you consider carefully the value of the items you request.

Related Topics

Contact Us