Save Your GC Library Interlibrary Loan Requests By January 10, 2022

In order to keep a record of your past Inter-Library Loan (ILL) request history for future reference, please be sure to download it before January 10, 2022.

At the Graduate Center Library, we do a periodic delinking (twice a year) of finished ILL requests. In order to preserve library user privacy, 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 January, you will have access to only to approximately the last six months of finished requests in your ILL account history. (Only requests since July 1, 2021 will be kept in your ILL account.)

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

Meanwhile, if you would like to keep a record your older ILL requests, just follow the instructions below before access to the records is gone.

How to Keep Your ILL Requests/History

  1. Login to your GC ILL account.
  2. Click on History > All Requests.
  3. Select, copy and paste into any application of your choice.

OR

Email us at ill@gc.cuny.edu before January 10 to get an Excel file of all the requests currently in your account with full citations.

Thanks!

ILL Team

(Amour, Beth, Diana, Mert, Oscar and Silvia)

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