Welcome! Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a supplementary service provided in cooperation with libraries around the world to help the ESF campus community obtain materials needed for research and study that are not available at Moon Library. ILL service is available to current faculty, staff, and students of the College of Environmental Science and Foresty.
Books and theses are borrowed from lending libraries and individual journal articles are scanned and sent electronically from lending libraries. While most materials can be obtained, few libraries will lend whole periodicals, reference books, textbooks, media materials, rare books, or current publications (i.e. published in the last year). The speed with which requests get filled varies greatly, depending on the type and rarity of material requested, where it is located geographically, and the form in which it is supplied.
Please use the tabs above to navigate this guide. Please see the attached PDF for complete interlibrary loan polices.
Books and Media:
WorldCat is a global catalog of library collections and a great place to find materials not owned by ESF or SU.
Interlibrary Loan Service May be Disrupted During Holiday Break
While the library remains open throughout break, Interlibrary Loan will operate a bit slower than usual due to staff vacations and other libraries being closed. Please allow for extra time in receiving your requests as it may take us a little longer to process them and get them from other libraries. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any interlibrary loan questions. Thank you and have a great break!
Main Entrance to Library Now Open
The main entrance to Moon Library is now open and the south side entrance is now an emergency exit only. Please enjoy the new entry look and come visit the new cafe when it opens soon!
Changes to ILLiad login and improvements to interlibrary loan
No changes to Illiad login will occur during the semester. Staff at Moon Library are working on improvements to our Interlibrary Loan service. One of these being a move to single authentication much like you see when using Primo (library discovery) and other campus and SUNY services. This should make using interlibrary loan easier for everyone as users will not have to create and remember another log in as has been the practice for many years, and it will facilitate integrating interlibrary loan into our library management system.
In order to implement this improvement, we are working to clean up our interlibrary loan database to generally only include transactions from the last five years and to remove any users with no transactions or activity within the last five years. This new authentication may not have a particular visible effect on most users, however those users who have created unique ILL usernames will have to switch to their ESF ID information once this is completed. We will do our best to minimize impact on users, and hope that this will in fact improve your experience with interlibrary loan. We will provide more information as the project progresses and as always please reach out with questions.