Interlibrary Loan Policy

The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Office can borrow library materials that we do not own or are unavailable for Colgate faculty (current and emeritus), students, staff, and administrators through a network of cooperating libraries.

What may I borrow?

You can usually borrow books without restrictions, although some material may be restricted to use within the library. Most libraries do not loan periodicals but will send photocopies of periodical articles. While audiovisual materials and sound recordings are becoming more easily obtainable through ILL, rare books, manuscript collections, and non-circulating reference materials are usually unavailable for loan. Since exceptions do exist, please check with the ILL staff if you wish to borrow such materials.

My Interlibrary Loan

You may monitor the status of your request through My Interlibrary Loan. Bibliographic details, due dates, and renewals are all displayed in this secure online service.

How do I initiate an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Request?

To use ILL, login to your Interlibrary Loan account.

Who is eligible to borrow?

ILL services are freely available to current Colgate University faculty, students, staff, and administrators.