Yale University Library News

Yale to offer free Inter Library Loan materials to Connecticut non-profit libraries

February 22, 2016

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 libraries who use the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) WorldShare ILL will make their requests using OCLC, where any loan requests for Sterling Memorial Library (OCLC symbol YUS), the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library (OCLC symbol YUM) will be filled for free. ILL Lending loan requests to The Lillian Goldman Law Library (OCLC symbol GXR) 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.

For more information, please contact tom.bruno@yale.edu