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Find and Request An Item

A comprehensive guide for the 3 quick and easy ways to find and request an item.

Step 3: Interlibrary Borrowing

STEP 3: Interlibrary Borrowing


Please fill out the Interlibrary Borrowing form and we will request the item from another library.

Please note: You will need to provide the citation information of the material you are looking for (ex. Title, Author, Year, ISSN/ISBN #, Pages etc.)

You will be notified via email when your request is available. Articles will be emailed in PDF format.

All requests are subject to availability.

Log In

*Log in using your Adelphi University credentials (username/password)

Interlibrary Borrowing is 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 for the service but fines do apply for overdue returns. Request journal articles or book chapters that are not located in your home campus. Patrons are expected to conform to copyright policy in their use of materials.

First Time User

Are you a First Time User?

When you first log in to the Interlibrary Borrowing system, you will be prompted to fill a one-time form.  Review this page to make sure all of your user information is correct. Please ensure that you mark your correct home campus. You will receive a confirmation email shortly.

Who Can Borrow

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 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


Can I request a renewal?

  • Check the slip on your book. If "No Renewals” is mentioned on the slip, then renewals are not allowed by the lending library.

If a renewal is allowed, how do I request it?

  • Log into Interlibrary Borrowing.
  • Under the category ‘Main Menu’ in the left navigation menu, click on the ‘Checked Out Items’ link.
  • Click on the transaction number of the item you would like to renew.
  • At the top of the item page, there will be a Renew Request link. Click on that link to submit your request for a two week extension. If the link is not available, our book cannot be requested for renewals


  • The renewal request is now sent to the department for processing. If the lending institution grants you additional time, your due date will be adjusted accordingly.
    • Please be advised, any and all restrictions on renewals, as well as “library use only” policies, are at the discretion of the lending library that are strictly observed.
  • You will NOT be contacted with an update on your request. You must revisit ILLiad to check its status. It is your responsibility to keep track of the item’s due date.

NOTE: For ConnectNY book renewals, please contact Access Services at 516-877-3570 or

Notice of 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 the specified conditions is that the photocopy or 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 law.