What is it?
A free service for borrowing material not owned at Yale.
When do I use it?
After trying Yale collections and Borrow Direct.
Who can use it?
Current students, faculty, staff, fellows, post-docs, and alumni who have purchased library privileges.
How long does it take?
Depends on availability. Average turn around for an article request is 2-4 days and for a loan request is 9-12 days.
How long can I keep materials?
Determined by the lending library and may be recalled.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that allows Yale (YUL) users to request library materials from institutions all over the world. If a book, journal, dissertation, or other item is not available in the Yale library system or through Borrow Direct then the ILL department will attempt to obtain it from a global network of partner libraries. Interlibrary loan is a service based on cooperation between libraries to share materials. Yale participates in this cooperation as both a lender and a borrower of materials.
Yale University Library will attempt to borrow any material another library is willing to lend via interlibrary loan (ILL)
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of the copyright materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, library and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than in private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. The Yale University Library reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order, if, in its judgement fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
1 37 C.F.R. §201.14
Interlibrary Loan - Borrowing (General)
Interlibrary Loan - Lending (General)
Interlibrary Loan - Marx Library
Interlibrary Loan - Divinity Library
Interlibrary Loan - Medical Library
Interlibrary Loan - Law Library