Interlibrary Loan services are available to all currently registered GCC students, faculty, faculty emeritus, staff, administrators, and members of the GCC Board of Trustees. Because we are unable to mail items directly to patrons, Online Learners who are not affiliated with a specific GCC campus may only request interlibrary loan materials that can be delivered electronically (i.e., articles).
GCC's ILL service is not available to: community patrons, visitors, Open Access students, or Empire State College students. If you are a member of any of these groups, we recommend that you use your public library's ILL services.
Books, DVDs, music CDs, copies of articles and government documents are generally available for borrowing. Reference books, textbooks, rare or historical items, entire issues of journals, current "bestsellers," and genealogical materials are generally not available for borrowing.
Books, etc.: The borrowing period is determined by the lending library, so this time period varies. When an item arrives from a lending library, the due date is assigned, and written on the item label. Some lending libraries will allow renewals for additional lending time. You may request a renewal through the ILLiad online system. You will be notified via GCC email as to the status of your renewal request. You may also contact the ILL Department at (585) 345-6922 before the book is due to see if a renewal is possible.
Articles: An electronic(pdf) version of your article will be delivered to your ILLiad account. You will be notified via GCC email that your article is available and will be given further instructions for retrieving it. Electronically delivered articles will be available to you for 30 days only. We suggest that you print out or download your article when you first view it as a safeguard against losing access later.
Fees are rare, but possible. They are determined by the lending library. If there is the potential for a fee, we will contact you via GCC email to ask if you are willing to pay the fee. If you do not respond to this email, we will not process your request.
ILLiad is the online interlibrary loan service used here at GCC. The system will allow you to quickly and easily place requests for items from other libraries and then track the status of your request.. In order to place interlibrary loan requests or request an item be delivered to your campus center, you will need to create an ILLiad account. To create your account, login with your GCC username and password, and fill in the New User Registration page.
Please return books obtained via ILLiad on or before the date due. Because this is a special loan from another library, it is important to return books promptly so that we can maintain good relationships with lending libraries. Books borrowed through ILL are the property of the lending library, not the GCC library. Borrowers are responsible for any ILL items that are lost or damaged, and must pay any and all replacement & processing costs, as determined by the lending library. If you do not return your material on time, you will be blocked from using ILLiad and from checking out items from the GCC library. A transcript hold may also be applied to your GCC account.
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.
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