UPDATED: Save Your Interlibrary Loan Requests Before February 1, 2021

If you want to keep your past Inter-Library Loan (ILL) request history for future reference, please be sure to download it by Monday, February 1, 2021.

At the Graduate Center Library, we do a periodic delinking (twice a year) of finished ILL requests so that we can keep information about library requests private. This means we detach records of requests from the usernames of the requesters in our database. We’ll have statistics, but we (and you) will no longer have information about who requested what material in the ILL system.

After we delink in early February, you will have access to only to approximately the last six months of finished requests in your ILL account history.

OR, if you would like to save your older requests, just follow the instructions below before your access to the records is gone.

Also, while your Interlibrary Loan request history is one way of accumulating bibliographical information, a better way to keep track of all your ILL requests and all other citations is a citation manager like Zotero. The GC Library offers regular hands-on Zotero Workshops. If no workshops are offered at a time that works for you, you can always contact your subject librarian for one-on-one help.

You can email us at ill@gc.cuny.edu to get an Excel file to get all the request currently in your account with full citations, or use the instructions below to save the information yourself in a more abbreviated version.

How to Keep Your ILL Requests/History

1. Log in to your GC ILL account.
2. Click on History > All Requests.
3. Select, copy and paste into any application of your choice, and you’re done!

About the Author

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