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Library services during COVID: Interlibrary Loan

Copies/Scans 2020/21

Scan or copy requests for articles or book chapters can be placed through the catalog or the interlibrary loan system, ILLiad.  This works for both items we hold locally or items we will be getting for you from another library.

Turnaround time may be slower than normal.  Requests are currently filled on Monday through Friday.

ILLiad Accounts: set up an account or log in here: ILLiad Logon - make sure you use your campus username so your account communicates with your regular library account.

Interlibrary Loan Instructions: ILL Library Guide

Loans 2020/21

Loan requests may be placed through the catalog or the interlibrary loan system, ILLiad.  Turnaround time is slower at this time as not all of the libraries we borrow from have staff working in the building every day.

If your username for ILLiad does not match your campus username, we will create a new account for you and merge it with your old account.  This will allow us to do contactless checkouts through our new library system.

Renewing and Returning Items

Interlibrary Loan Renewal Options:

  • Email interlibraryloan@cobleskill.edu.  Include your name and the title of the book you would like to renew.
  • Call 518-255-5851.  If you get voicemail, leave your name and the title of the book you would like to renew.

Returning Items:

  • Return items on campus.  There is an outdoor book drop by the library entrance facing the Old Quad.
  • Mail items back.  The library's mailing address is Van Wagenen Library, 142 Schenectady Avenue, Cobleskill NY 12043.
  • Return them to any SUNY library.  Items cannot be checked in until they have shipped them back to us, but they will ship them back to us.  You can check if a library is accepting returns here: https://slcny.libanswers.com/faq/302298.

We no longer have overdue fines, so just keep in touch with us if you’re delayed in returning items so we know they're just delayed and not lost.