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Get it @ Yale: Information for CT Libraries

COVID 19

COVID 19 - Get it @ Yale Service Updates

Scan & Deliver and Interlibrary Loan Article/Chapter Scans

Yale Library will continue to process interlibrary loan requests for articles and chapters (items not available from Yale Library) and Scan & Deliver requests (items available in the Yale Library collections). However, turnaround time for these services may be delayed, and the fulfillment of interlibrary loan requests is dependent on our partner libraries. We ask that you prioritize requesting items that are the most urgent for your research, course work, or patient care needs.

BorrowDirect and Physical Interlibrary Loan Services

BorrowDirect service has restarted as of September 25, 2020 with the addition of a Mail to Address option as of October 20, 2020. All interlibrary loan services, including the borrowing and lending of physical materials (such as books) have restarted as of October 7, 2020. Mail to Address is an option for Interlibrary Loan books and other physical materials borrowed through ILL, in addition to items borrowed through BorrowDirect. Please choose the Mail to Address option on the ILL or BorrowDirect request form when you make your request. 

Returning BorrowDirect and ILL Materials

If you are on campus or in the New Haven area, you may return BorrowDirect and ILL materials to any open library book drop. Otherwise, please keep these items until you return to campus; any overdue fines and fees will be waived. If you wish to return your material before you return to campus, please contact Ask Yale Library for options.

Information about library services during COVID-19 can be found on the library's COVID-19 homepage.

Free ILL Lending for Connecticut Libraries

In the summer of 2015, the Yale University Library and the Yale Law Library began a pilot program offering free Inter Library Loan (ILL) lending to all non-profit Connecticut libraries to assist during the transition from the reQuest ILL system to the new state union catalog and consortial borrowing/lending platform.

The libraries are pleased to announce that this free ILL Lending program will now become permanent.

Connecticut non-profit libraries who make their requests using OCLC (OCLC symbol YUS) will be filled for free.

ILL Lending loan requests to The Lillian Goldman Law Library (OCLC symbol GXR) or the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library (OCLC code YUM) will be filled for free for Connecticut public libraries, and Connecticut public college/university libraries.

For materials held in the Yale University Library, Connecticut libraries who do not use OCLC/WorldShare ILL should use this web form to submit their loan requests- first-time requesters should email yaleill@yale.edu in order to obtain a username and password for the system. For materials held at the Lillian Goldman Law Library, please contact them directly at ill.law@yale.edu.

ILL requests will be shipped from Yale via UPS, and can be returned via the Ccar service.  Please use Ccar Route A-124 (New Haven Free Public Library) for all returns.

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