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Interlibrary Loan Services

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Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to gain access to an abundance of shared books, articles, journals, and other resources or use AcademicSHARE to access local materials quickly.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) department at the Montante Family Library at D'Youville is to support the research and teaching needs of the D'Youville 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 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.

Contact Us

Research and Interlibrary Loan Dept.

Phone: 716-829-7747

ILL Information

What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?

Interlibrary Loan or ILL is a reciprocal arrangement between libraries whereby resources are shared. Almost any kind of resource can be shared. For the purposes of most students this includes books, book chapters and articles.

How do I participate in ILL?

All ILL borrowers must be registered ILLiad users, in good standing, with no overdue books or fines. To verify your library status, please contact an ILL librarian at the research desk.

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 Montante Family 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 Montante Family 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.

D'Youville Library's OCLC code: YJJ

AcademicSHARE (Western New York Libraries Access Program)

AcademicSHARE is a service that provides borrowing privileges to our students, faculty, and staff at other local academic libraries and lender institutions. This service can be extremely useful to researchers in need of materials that are not available at the Montante Family Library, and who cannot wait for those materials to be retrieved through the Library's interlibrary loan service.

D'Youville researchers may borrow material from participating libraries using a valid D'Youville ID. The library that you are visiting will contact us to confirm that you are a current student/faculty member in good standing.

D'Youville researchers will be subject to the rules of the lending library and are responsible for returning these materials to the library from which they were borrowed.

For more information, review the AcademicSHARE bookmark online or pick one up at our Circulation Desk.

Google Scholar Search

Check here before placing your request. Google Scholar can be used to search D'Youville's electronic holdings AND search for articles freely available on the web.