The mission of the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) department at the Montante Family Library at D'Youville College is to support the research and teaching needs of the D'Youville College community, by expanding the availability of scholarly and academic materials beyond the physical and electronic collections of the Montante Family Library. This department provides materials either in the form of article delivery or short-term loan from a network of local, statewide, national and international libraries.
The ILL service allows D'Youville College students, faculty, administrators, staff and alumni (with some restrictions) to borrow dissertations & theses (faculty and graduate students only), books & non-print materials, and/or journal articles not held by the Montante Family Library.
ILL & Copyright Law
Copyright Law - Title 17, United States Code:
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in this law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction of a copyrighted item. One of the specified conditions is that a photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purposes other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
Copyright Law & the DYC College Library Policy Statement:
This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a request for duplication if, in its judgment, fulfillment of that request would involve a violation of copyright law.
Copyright Law as it Applies to the DYC Library & ILL:
Under copyright law, the Montante Family Library may request, in one calendar year, no more than a total of five articles from the last five years of any journal title. If, within the parameters of one calendar year, the Library has already submitted requests for a total of five articles from any one periodical, no further requests can or will be submitted for articles from that publication until January 1st of the following year. Under such circumstances, when no further requests can be made of a particular journal, it is not the Library's decision, it is the law!
Information for Borrowing Institutions
Adhering to the highest principles of librarianship and resource sharing, the Montante Family Library actively participates in a consortium of lending institutions through the Western New York Library Resources Consortium (WNYLRC), and affords its fellow members preferred borrowing privileges. When and if the Library receives a request that it cannot fill, a reason will be provided in the form of a number from OCLC's official list of reasons why a request cannot be filled.DYC Library's OCLC code: YJJ
Fax Number: (716) 829-7770 ILL