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Interlibrary Loan: How to Use Interlibrary Loan at Old Westbury

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the library has temporarily suspended the fulfilling of requests for physical items.  Any submitted requests for print books or other physical material will remain in your ILLiad account and will be fulfilled when we return to normal operations.  Requests for article/copies will continue to be filled.  We may be able to obtain one chapter per loan title depending on availability from other libraries.

Inter-library Loan Item Returns

Borrowing physical item(s) have been temporarily suspended. If you have requested inter-library loan physical item(s) since the library has been closed, the item(s) have been returned to the lending library.

If you currently have inter-library loan item(s) in your possession, you may either:

  1. request a renewal from the lending library.
  2. return the item(s) to the drop box at entrance of the library.
  3. return item(s) via USPS (United States Postal Service) and email us the tracking number associated with the item. Our mailing address is SUNY at Old Westbury P.O. Box 229 Old Westbury, New York 11568
  4. have registered for the Fall 2020 semester and will return the item(s) on August 31st 2020. 
  5. if you are unable to do any of the above, please email us.

You are responsible for returning these item(s) and may be billed for their replacement if you fail to return them or contact us.

Renewing Item(s): Please renew the item(s) on the ILLiad. Here are the instructions on how to renew item(s).

Books Returned via Drop Box: Item(s) that are return to the library drop box will be quarantined for 3 days then processed.  Optional: To guarantee you item(s) have been received, please email us your name, #700 and title of item(s) returned.

Questions, comments, concerns or returning item(s) information, email us at .


SUNY Old Westbury Library, Old Westbury, NY 11658
(516) 876-3150