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Interlibrary Borrowing

A free service provided by the User Services department of Adelphi University to the Adelphi community. It is used to borrow materials that are not owned by Adelphi University Libraries. There is no charge.

Who can borrow Smart Delivery materials?

The Interlibrary Borrowing service is available only to:

  • currently enrolled students
  • currently employed faculty and staff
  • emeriti and retired tenured faculty

All users must have a valid Adelphi University ID and Adelphi University email address to use this service.

Alumni do not have Interlibrary Borrowing privileges. See alumni privileges.

What materials can I request?

Requestable Materials Not Requestable
  • Books and reports
  • Journal articles and book chapters
  • Conference proceedings and papers
  • Dissertations and theses
  • Audiovisual materials (CDs, VHS, DVD)
  • Bound journals or single volumes
  • Curriculum materials
  • eBooks
  • Genealogical resources
  • Music Scores
  • Rare books/Special Collection items
  • Reference/Reserve Books
  • Popular Reading/New Books

What materials do we lend?

Lendable Materials Not Lendable
  • Books and reports
  • Journal articles and book chapters
  • Conference proceedings and papers
  • Dissertations and theses
  • Audiovisual materials (CDs, VHS, DVD)
  • Bound journals or single volumes
  • Curriculum materials
  • eBooks
  • Genealogical resources
  • Music Scores
  • Rare books/Special Collection items
  • Reference/Reserve Books
  • Popular Reading/New Books

When can I expect my item to arrive?

Books can sometimes take up to two to three weeks to arrive to the Swirbul Library. It can then take another several days to arrive to Adelphi campuses outside of Garden City.

 

Book chapters and articles are usually received and delivered within the week. However, some libraries have a standard processing time of four to twenty days, so it could take much longer for you to receive your book chapter or article.

Loan Periods

Borrowed materials are typically loaned for 4 weeks, with a possibility to renew them for an additional 2 weeks. Renewal decisions are at the discretion of the lending library.

How much does this cost?

There is no cost to use this service but fines do apply for overdue returns.

Where can I pick up my item?

You can pick up your item at the User Services Desk at either Swirbul Library in Garden City or Manhattan Center.

 

You must show your Adelphi ID in order to receive the item.

What software are you using for Interlibrary Borrowing?

Interlibrary Borrowing uses ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan Internet Accessible Database) Resource Sharing Management software, created by Atlas Systems in conjunction with OCLC.