Interlibrary Loans (ILL)

ILL at the BGC

If you need a book, a journal article, or other library material that is not available at any library in New York City, the BGC Library will request the loan of that item through interlibrary loan (ILL). There are several ways to request an ILL:

* Send an email to the Reader Services Librarian, Karyn Hinkle, ( or, or stop by her office on the second floor of the library.

* Request a book directly from within a WorldCat catalog record if you're using the FirstSearch interface--click the link that says “Have the BGC Library request this for you via ILL”. If you're using the interface inside the BGC, you can also use the button that says "REQUEST ITEM" (in the green box below where it says "You are connected to the BARD GRAD CTR FOR STUDIES/DECO network." You won't see this option if you're using outside of the BGC building).

* Fill out the form below, which will then be emailed to the Reader Services Librarian.


When your ILL arrives, we will email you to let you know.  The loan will be wrapped in a band like the one at the right with your name and due date on it, and it will be waiting for you at the reference desk on the second floor.


You should return all materials by their due date. Check the box provided on the wrapper band so we will know you’re finished with it. If an item is needed longer than the due date, please contact Karyn in advance of the due date to request a renewal.





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Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. 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 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 judgement, fulfillent of the order would involve violation of the copyright law.

*There is NO SEMESTER LOAN for interlibrary loan material.