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SUNY Erie Library Resource Center

Continuity of Library Research & Instruction

Library Resources and services available at SUNY Erie in preparation of increased distance learning Spring/Fall 2020

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service whereby a user in one library can borrow books, articles, and other items from another library.

SUNY Erie partners with other libraries to loan our materials and to borrow their materials. This service greatly expands the amount of items we can provide. As a user, you make the request at your SUNY Erie library or from the internet. SUNY Erie library staff will then process the request and notify you when your item arrives.

You can also request Interlibrary loans directly through the  IDS catalogs.

Log into Illiad interlibrary loan

AcademicSHARE - Visit Local Academic Libraries

In a crunch for time and unable to wait for interlibrary loan item to be delivered? In additional to all SUNY libraries, you can also visit a number of additional college libraries through the AcademicSHARE program.

We are a WNYLRC AcademicSHARE library. Therefore, AcademicSHARE Member libraries agree to allow on-site access and lend materials to any current college student, staff, and/or faculty member from another WNYLRC member academic library. However, at minimum, a verifiable valid college I.D. is required. The library may choose to treat the college I.D. as confirmation the student/faculty member is in good standing. Other proof of identification or status may be required.

The academic libraries participating are:

  • Buffalo State College,
  • Canisius College Library
  • D'Youville College
  • Hilbert College
  • Jamestown Community College
  • Niagara County Community College
  • Niagara University Library
  • St.Bonaventure University
  • SUNY Erie
  • SUNY Fredonia
  • Trocaire College
  • Villa Maria College Library