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In person library services will not be offered for Spring 2021, but many of our services are available online. You can contact us via chat, using the box on the right hand side of the page, or email us for help.

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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)



Information for submitting requests

  • Log in to the system using your BMCC email address and password
  • Please confirm that the material you need is NOT available in the BMCC Library Catalog (OneSearch) before placing a request. If you need help please consult a librarian.
  • Books are for in-person pickup only. Books cannot be mailed.

Policies and Procedures

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is open to all current faculty, staff, and students.
  • Please provide as much information as possible about your request.
  • The ILL staff will notify the requester via email that material arrived.
    • Do not come to pick up your materials until you receive an email from us to say they’re ready.
  • We will hold the materials for two weeks. If it is not picked up in that time we will return the book to the lending library.
  • A requester can have 15 active requests at a time.
  • Books can be picked up twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays, from 10am to 1pm at 100 North Moore Street (gym entrance).
    • Please note this is not an Accessible Entrance. If you you will need assistance when picking up the book, please let us know in the notes.
  • The book will already be checked out to you but you will need to provide ID when picking up the book.
    • You may use any sort of ID, including BMCC ID, state or government-issued ID, or work ID
  • Turn around time is at least two weeks.  Lending institutions determine loan period and renewal guidelines for material.
  • Please submit renewal requests prior to the due date.
  • Any fines or lost fees charged by the borrowing library is the responsibility of the borrower.  Failure to pay may result in a loss of borrowing privileges at the BMCC Randolph Library.
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is open to all current faculty, staff, and students.
  • Please provide as much information as possible about your request.
  • Requested materials cannot be available through a CUNY Library either in print or in a database.
  • The ILL staff will notify the requester via email that material arrived.
  • We will hold the materials for two weeks. If it is not picked up in that time we will return the book to the lending library.
  • A requester can have 15 active requests at a time.
  • Material can be retrieved and returned to the Media/Periodicals Desk.
  • Turn around time is about two weeks.  Lending institutions determine loan period and renewal guidelines for material.
  • Please submit renewal requests prior to the due date.
  • Any fines or lost fees charged by the borrowing library is the responsibility of the borrower.  Failure to pay may result in a loss of borrowing privileges at the BMCC Randolph Library.