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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)


The City College Library provides interlibrary loan (ILL) services for City College faculty, students and staff in good Library standing. ILL is used to obtain materials NOT OWNED by CUNY for purposes relating to:


  • Research
  • Academic studies  (Textbooks may not be requested)



Click to learn more about ILL policies       


All ILL requests are made online through our document delivery system called ILLiad. All articles requested through ILLiad will be delivered electronically to your ILLiad account. Books will be delivered to the Circulation department where you can pick them up. You will be notified via email when ILL items have been received. You must create an account on ILLiad to request items via ILL.


Click here to create your ILLiad account or make a request online    


InterLibrary Loan

Through Interlibrary Services, currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff may borrow books, journal articles and other research materials not owned by the A. Frank Smith Library.   Personal information is stored which means no more filling in the same information over and over again. Articles, many times, are now delivered to your desktop electronically.

Advantages of the system include:

--Ability to track the status of your request from start to finish from any Web browser.

--Ability to view the items you have requested helping to avoid submitting duplicate requests.

--Copies of journal articles are delivered to your account in "PDF" format as soon as the library receives it from the lending library. "PDF" captures all the elements of a printed document, including graphics, of a printed document as an electronic image.

--When searching databases click on the Interlibrary Loan link and the information for the articles will be pulled into the ILLIAD request form.

 To learn more about Interlibrary Loan Services, see the Interlibrary Services FAQ page. There is no charge for this service.

Plan ahead to allow for the time it will take to receive the materials requested.