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Using Interlibrary Loan: Home

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

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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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Access Your ILL Account

To see and manage your ILL requests, as well as to create a manual request, you'll need to sign into your Library account using your MySLC username and password.

To do that, go to the Library's Homepage, click on Library Account Login and enter your information.



Interlibrary Loan Department Information

Geoffrey Danisher

Access Services Librarian & Head of Interlibrary Loan


Phone: 914-395-2479

ILL Department Email:

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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