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Interlibrary Loan


Syracuse University Interlibrary Loan lends books and returnable items and provides copies to libraries throughout the world.

  • Articles are delivered electronically via Odyssey (ILLiad) , Ariel, Email attachments or Fax.
  • We lend all formats. Video Tapes must be cleared through the media department. Some have restrictions imposed by the publisher or they may be needed for teaching purposes here at SU.
  • We only lend 4 reels of microfilm per request. We will also only loan 4 volumes of a set per request.
  • ILL cannot provide loans or copies of any Special Collections materials. All requests for Special Collections material should be made to Special Collections Reference Assistance.


  • The loan fee for libraries that do not have reciprocal or consortial agreements is $10.00.
  • We charge $8.00 for the first 20 pages of copy and .15 for each additional page.
  • The rush fee is $7.00.


OCLC IFM is preferred. We will invoice libraries that do not use IFM.

Loan Period

  • Books and other returnable items are loaned for 6 weeks with one two week renewal.
  • We do have reciprocal agreements with several libraries.


  • U.S. Mail
  • Courier for libraries in New York State through Empire Library Delivery System.
  • UPS

Contact Information

Syracuse University Libraries (SYB)
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse NY 13244-2010

Phone: 315-443-3725
Fax: 315-443-9510


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