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Interlibrary Loan

Can't find what you need at Lavery Library? We can help you get it! Interlibrary Loan materials not in Lavery Library and watch your research possibilities become endless! Questions? Contact us at or 585-385-8106

Request an Article: Step by Step

When searching through journals or databases, you can request items that Fisher does not own through Interlibrary Loan! 

Step 1: Start at the library homepage. You can search within the main search box, search by Journal Title or search within a specific database.

Library home screen showing the main Search Box also known as the Big Red Box.  Underneath the search box is the Find Database link in order to search with in a specific database.  Next on the Main Library page is the Find Journals link to Search within a specific Journal


Step 2: When you find an article you need that does not have a "Full text available" link, click on "No full-text" to find the article.

When you find an article if it says full text available click on the link which will lead you to the article in another database.  If the item says No Full-Text clink to find the article through ILL


Step 3:  Under "How to get it," click on "Request from Interlibrary Loan."


Step 4: You will be prompted to log in to your ILL account. Once you have done so, you'll be taken to the Article Request form. Check to make sure the form autofilled correctly and fill in the required fields at the bottom. 

Image of the ILL form.  Make sure citation is filled correctly.  Fill our course information and any applicable notes.  If everything looks good clink Submit Request


Step 5: Once you submit your request, you will get a pop-up confirmation message letting you know that we have received your request! Articles are delivered to your SJFC email with a link to the PDF, usually within 24-48 hours, so be sure to check your email. 

Image of the request received message stating Article Request Received.  Transaction Number 186789.  Please allow at least 24 - 48 hours for delivery

Article or Book Chapter Request Using Citation Information

You can submit an Interlibrary Loan request using citation information you found in another resource.

Login to your ILL Account: 

Click "Request an Article" or "Request a Book Chapter."  

Fill in the request form

Click Submit

Inter Library Loan click on the Request an Article link or Request a Book Chapter link.  For either enter as much information as possible.  click on the submit request button.

Submit a Request Using a DOI

You can also submit an Interlibrary Loan request using an article's DOI: 

Login to your ILL Account: 

Click "Request an Article." 

Click on the "DOI Search" button, enter the DOI into the box and click "Check DOI."This image shows where to enter the DOI.  Under the title Article Request click on the DOI Search.  This will bring up a pop-up where you can search for a DOI for the article you have.

The request fields should be automatically filled out! Answer the required questions at the bottom and click "Submit Request."