Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Information for submitting requests

  • 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.
  • For books available at other CUNY Libraries, please use CLICS instead.
  • Log in to the system using your CUNY Login credentials (
    • If you’ve used our Interlibrary Loan system in the past, your account has been automatically updated to use CUNY Login now.
  • Books are for in-person pickup only. Books cannot be mailed.

Policies and Procedures

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is open to all current BMCC 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.
  • Material can be picked up from and returned to the Library Circulation Desk.
  • 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.
  • 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.