You’re Always Just a Few Clicks Away from Requesting Interlibrary Loans!

Image of database results with "Find It! @ CUNY" buttons

Examples of the “Find It! @ CUNY” button. If we don’t have the full text in another database, you’re just a few clicks away from completing an interlibrary loan request! (Click to enlarge.)

Whenever you’re using a library database (such as OneSearch, Academic Search Complete, etc.) and the full text is not available, you can request it through our interlibrary loan services. With just a few clicks, the citation information will¬†automatically populate! Or, if you already have citation information, then you can fill in the details from our ILL request page. Articles are often delivered within hours (although they can take longer, as will book requests). And, there is no fee for ILL services!

Each databases will look slightly different, but in general, just:

  • Click on the “Find It! @ CUNY” or “Request through Interlibrary Loan” or “How to Get It” link (the wording differs across databases)
  • Log in to your ILL account (with the same credentials you use to log in to computers at the GC)
  • The details of the request will be automatically filled out in an ILL form
  • Click to accept the copyright warning
  • Then click on Submit at the bottom of the page

If you have any questions, please contact us at reference services or the interlibrary loan department.

About the Author

Beth Posner is the Head of Library Resource Sharing at The CUNY Graduate Center Library.