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Learn more about how to use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) at the Sarah Lawrence College Library

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Copyright Restrictions for ILL

It breaks copyright to copy/ scan an entire journal issue. It also breaks copyright to copy/scan six or more articles from a single journal title in a calendar year, so no more than 5 articles per volume if a volume contains one calendar year.

By using Interlibrary Loan, you agree to these terms and conditions.

Further Information on copyright: 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 the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or other reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose 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. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright.

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Please feel free to use the content of this Guide as long as you attribute Sarah Lawrence College Library.

What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a Library privilege that allows Sarah Lawrence to "check out" materials that we don't have from other libraries. If we don't have something you need at Sarah Lawrence you can request it through ILL and we will look to see if we can borrow it from another library. 

Through ILL you can request:

  • Books
  • Articles
  • DVDs/Videos
  • CDs, Musical Scores

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Clio: Online ILL Service

What is Clio?

Clio is the software system we use at Sarah Lawrence Library to submit, track, and manage ILL requests.

  • Clio will notify you by e-mail when your requests arrive and will also allow you to track your requests and to renew your requests online from on or off campus.

How do I sign in?

You can sign into Clio using your MySLC username and password. If it's your first time signing in, you will be asked to fill out some basic information (such as your name and email).

Clio links your requests through your ID#.  It is important to always include it in your ILL requests using the exact same numbers used when you set up your account.  If you included leading zeros  when setting up your account, make sure to do the same when placing your request, for example:

To get started,  you can sign into Clio here.

*Please keep in mind that requests made directly through Clio can take longer to process as they are updated manually.

Interlibrary Loan Department Information

Geoffrey Danisher

Access Services Librarian & Head of Interlibrary Loan


Phone: 914-395-2479

ILL Department Email:

Sarah Lawrence Library Facts

During the 2015/2016 academic year we received over 10,000 requests to borrow materials for our students, faculty, and staff. We also lent over 7,000 materials from our Library to libraries around the world.