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Bartle Library – Interlibrary Loan
4400 Vestal Parkway East, Box 6012
Binghamton,NY 13902-6012 USA
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Request an item through Interlibrary Loan.
Interlibrary Loan services expand the range of research materials available for instruction and scholarship. Materials which are not owned by the Binghamton University Libraries, may be obtained from other libraries through Interlibrary loan. Materials held by the Binghamton University Libraries may also be requested for delivery to your preferred branch library.
Interlibrary Loan will not borrow required textbooks for a Binghamton University course. Visit the Libraries' Course Reserves page to see if your textbook is available to borrow.
Binghamton faculty, staff or students embarking on a research project or planning on submitting more than 25 loan requests in a week are encouraged to contact the Interlibrary Loan Department and/or their subject librarian before submitting requests.
Currently affiliated Binghamton University faculty, students, and staff engaged in research and research associates are eligible.
You must have a valid Binghamton University ID and a University email account (binghamton.edu)
in order to register. Communication about your Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) requests
are handled through email.
Interlibrary Loan requests are submitted online using ILLiad. Eligible users must register by going to the Libraries' home page and clicking on "Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)". From there, you will be directed to log in using your Binghamton University Computer Account (PODS) username and password. For registration assistance, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Department.
Physical materials may take two to four weeks to arrive, and electronic materials may take a week or less to arrive. Special formats or unique titles may take a longer period of time.
When materials arrive, an email is sent to your Binghamton email address. Physical materials may be picked up at the Bartle, Science or University Downtown Center Reader Services desks. Your Binghamton University ID card is required pick up all physical materials.
Physical materials borrowed from other libraries are available to pick up until their due date. If they are not picked up by their due date, they will be returned to the lending institution.
Physical materials requested from Binghamton's collection are held for 10 days after the email notification is sent. If they are not picked up after 10 days, they will be returned to the shelf.
Electronic items are delivered as PDF files to your ILLiad account and will be available for 30 days.
Loan periods vary depending on the policies of the lending library, but typically range from 4-8 weeks. The date due indicates the date materials must be returned to a Reader Services desk. Some restrictions on use of materials may be in place by the lending library. For example, if the material has a "Library Use Only" condition, it may only be used in the library.
Unless a non-renewal has been specified, you may request a renewal in-person or online via your library account, up to three times. Please visit a Reader Services desk to renew materials after the 3rd renewal. Renewals are at the discretion of the lending library and if a renewal is denied by the lending library, you will receive communication to your Binghamton email about the new due date.
The following cannot be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan:
We may have difficulties or be unable to borrow the following materials:
Physical items obtained through Interlibrary Loan cannot be shipped to distance students as items must be picked up at a circulation desk.
The Libraries must comply with U.S. Copyright Law and publisher licenses. After more than five articles from a journal published within the last five years are requested, (per calendar year), additional copyright fees may apply.
Occasionally, costs are assessed by the lending library or through copyright royalties. The Binghamton University Libraries will pay up to $30.00 per item. Requestors will be contacted if the fee exceeds this amount. If the requester agrees to pay a fee, it will be added to their QuikPay account after the material has arrived or has been made available electronically.
Overdue fines accrue at a $1.00 per day. Abuse of ILL privileges may result in suspension of those privileges.The assessed fee does not include subsequent fees for lost, damaged or overdue items, if applicable.
Patrons are responsible for the material borrowed and are liable for replacement costs charged by the lending library if material is lost. Damaged materials may have costs for repairs. Material must be returned by the stated due date in the same condition it was received with the book bands still in place. Patrons will be placed on the University Obligations System for materials lost, damaged or overdue.
The Binghamton University Libraries membership in the Research Libraries Group (RLG) allows Binghamton faculty, emeritus faculty, students, and academic and professional library staff onsite access to the collections and services of institutions participating in the RLG Shared Resources (SHARES) Program.
Consult Partners for details of individual library policies and practices.