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Interlibrary Loan (ILL): Loan

This guide provide information on using the Inter library Loan to request items not availability withing the CUNY system.

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Loan (Book, CD, DVD, thesis, etc. - anything that can be mailed to us physically)

Before submitting an ILL request, check  OneSearch to see if we or another CUNY Library owns a copy of the item.

InterLibrary loan will not order titles that are currently placed on reserve at Hostos Library.


NOTE: Please be aware that current textbooks, and popular literature,  are typically difficult to borrow, and that your request may be canceled if we request from several owning libraries without success. 

Textbook Savings resource guide:

If the Hostos copy of an item is on loan you may place an ILL request:

  • Log in to Tipasa and choose the "Loan" option from the menu on the left
  • Provide as complete a citation as possible. Although only title, author, and "not wanted by" date are required, providing a publisher date/location and ISBN number are often very helpful to ILL staff, especially if you are looking to obtain a certain volume or year of an item. 

Need help with a citation? Ask a Librarian!