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Interlibrary Loan (ILL) / ConnectNY (CNY)

ILL FAQ

Is there a charge for ILL? Pace Law Library underwrites all costs for obtaining research materials, unless prohibitive. In that case, patrons will have the opportunity to assume responsibility for the costs. You are, however, responsible for any charges levied by a lending library for lost or damaged materials. Library privileges may be suspended, or student records may be withheld, for non-compliance.

How long does it take to obtain interlibrary loan items? It generally takes from two to three weeks to obtain requested books and paper photocopies of articles from other libraries. Therefore, advance planning of research is essential. Electronic delivery of photocopies is always requested, but there is no assurance that the supplying library will be able to comply.

How can I check the status of my request? You can check the status of our request through ILLiad from any computer with Internet access by signing on to ILLiad through your account. To track your requests that have not yet been filled, click on “Outstanding Requests”’ for a list of ILL materials that you have checked out, click on “Checked Out Items”’ and to view a list of your completed ILL requests, click on the “History Requests” button.

How will I be notified when my request arrives? You will receive an e-mail message notifying you when materials arrive. Students can pick up books at the Circulation Desk during regular library hours. Scans will be delivered electronically to your Pace Law email address or ILLiad account.

How long can I keep a book borrowed via ILL? Can I renew it if I still need it? Due dates and renewals are determined by the lending library. The average loan period is 4 weeks. Renewals can be requested directly through your ILLiad account.