Q. What if the Library doesn't have a book or article that I need?
The Library has a service called Interlibrary Loan so that books or articles can be borrowed from other Libraries for Herkimer College students. Start your reserach early so that you will have time to order materials if necessary. Articles usually arrive within 4-5 days. Books usually arrive within a week.
ILLiad is the software we use to keep track of all of these loans. If you are in a databases of books such as WorldCat or the SUNY Union Catalog you can click the link to “Search for Full Text/Find Copy” or “Request Item” once you find the book you need.
If you are in a database for articles such as Academic Search Complete you can click on the link to “Search for Full Text” to find the article in one of our other databases, or “Submit Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) Request”.
The first time you submit a request you will need to fill out your contact information in ILLiad. Please remember to choose your notification options!
Yu can check on the status of your order by loging into ILLiad.