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Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Resource Sharing (RS) at Old Westbury

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free service that allows Old Westbury students, staff, and faculty to request articles, books, and other material from other libraries.

Request an Article from Library Catalog

Note: You need an ILLiad account to request articles.

  1. Go to the library catalog 
  2. Search for article of your choosing 
  3. View text available online  Full Text Finder
  4. Click on Text Finder  undefined
  5. Log into ILLiad  undefined
  6. Information automatically fills the request when placed though Text Finder. Please check that the information is correct.   undefined
  7. Scroll to the bottom of the page and Submit the request. undefined
  8. When the article is submitted you will be taken to the page to show Outstanding Requests in ILLiad. undefined
  9. You will get an email when the article has been filled, you can also check your ILLiad account for the status of the request.
  10. When the article is delivered you have to log into your ILLiad account to view the article.
  11. Articles can be seen by selecting Electronically Received Articles under the View Section. undefined
  12. The article will be available on your account for 30 days. Please save/download or print the article to keep it longer than 30 days.   undefined

Request a Book from Another SUNY Library via OW Library Cataloig

  1. Sign into Primo (Library Catalog). undefined
  2. Search for the book.
  3. When the option to Request the item from another institution appears.Request Item from Another SUNY Library
  4. Select Submit and the request will be placed.
  5. An email will be sent when the item is available to be picked up at the circulation desk.
  6. When the request is on the hold shelf ready to be picked up it will also be listed under Requests in the Menu section of your virtual library card.  undefined
  7. You can check the status of your request by signing into your Virtual Library Card Account, and selecting Requests. undefined
  8. When the book is picked up and checked out the book will be listed in your account under Loans.
  9. Due dates can be found next to the Book in the Loan section.Loans checked out

Your Virtual Library Card

  1. Sign in to the library catalog. undefined
  2. Search for the book.
  3. When the option to Request the item from another institution appears, select Submit and the request will be placed.
  4. An email will be sent when the item is available to be picked up at the circulation desk.
  5. When the request is on the hold shelf ready to be picked up it will also be listed under Requests in the Menu section.  undefined
  6. You can check the status of your request by signing into your Primo Account, and selecting Requests. undefined
  7. When the book is picked up and checked out the book will be listed in your account under Loans.
  8. Due dates can be found next to the Book in the Loan section.
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