Interlibrary Loan & Resource Sharing

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services allow members of the college community to access materials from other libraries.   

GCC's Alfred C. O'Connell library cooperates with libraries nation-wide to lend and borrow materials to support research and education. Resource Sharing is a term referring to an agreement between a group of libraries, as we participate in Resource Sharing with SUNY for physical materials (not articles). These loan periods are longer, often ship more quickly, and are easily renewed through your My Library Account dashboard.

Please request your items as early as possible before your assignment deadline.

Illiad Login

ILLiad requests are processed Monday-Friday, except during holidays or closures. For more information, please contact us at


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who can use Interlibrary Loan?
What can and can't be borrowed?
How long can you have an item?
What can I do if an item is not available or won’t arrive in time for my assignment?
How many items can you borrow?
Is there a fee?
How do I request a book that is not available here?
How long does it take?
How will I know when my item has arrived?
Returning Items & Borrower Responsibilities


Copyright Law Compliance Warning:

All Interlibrary Loan requests will be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.