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COVID 19 - Scan & Deliver and Interlibrary Loan

The library will continue to process interlibrary loan requests for articles and chapters, and will now offer limited Scan & Deliver service. However, turnaround time for these services may be significantly 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.

At this time, BorrowDirect and physical interlibrary loan services are suspended until further notice. Please keep any BorrowDirect or interlibrary loan items you may have in your possession; no need to return those items to campus at this time. All fines and fees for overdue items will be waived for your BorrowDirect and interlibrary loan items.

More library updates regarding 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 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 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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