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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 a Book Using Worldcat

Step 1: From the library homepage, scroll down and click on the "Search WorldCat" link to search for a book.

World Cat image from the Library Home Page


Step 2: Search for the title you need in the WorldCat search box.

Search button within World Cat enter the title you need

Step 3: When you find your title, click on it to see more information about the book. 

Within WorldCat click on the title of the item you want


Step 4: WorldCat will tell if you if Fisher has what you want. If we do not have it, or if it is currently checked out, click on the "Request Item" button to request through ILL!

If the item is Held By St John Fisher College Lavery Library book click on SJFC library name to see location and availability   Click on the Request Item to get the item from a different library


Step 5: You will be prompted to log in to your ILL account. Once you log in, the most of the request form will be filled in for you. Fill in any additional information, particularly the required fields marked with a *, and click "Submit Request."

Ill Request Form Make sure all fields have been populated correctly and fill in any missing information  Once all required questions are answered above hi submit to request the item

Step 6: You'll receive a message telling you we received your request. Books usually arrive within 3-5 business days and you'll be notified through your Fisher email address when your item is available to pick up at the Checkout Desk. Be sure to bring your Fisher ID!

image of message telling you Book Request Received.  Transaction Number 1111111.  Please allow at least 3-5 business days for delivery.

Request a Book Using a Citation

If you know the citation information for the book you'd like to borrow, you can submit a new request directly from your ILL Account!

Step 1: Log into your Interlibrary Loan Account using your Fisher username and password. 

Step 2: Click on the type of request you need, choosing either Article, Book or Movie, or Book Chapter.

Image of your Inter Library Loan page.  Click on the link Request a Book, Movie, etc.

Step 3: Fill out the form with as much information as you have and submit!

Fill in the Inter Library Request form.  Fill our as much information as you can.  This will help us process your request as quickly as possible.   Click Submit Request once you have filled out all required fields.

Step 4: Once you click "submit," you'll see a pop-up notification that we have received your request. Books usually take about 3-5 business days to arrive. 

 Once you click Submit Request a message will come up stating Request Received.  Book Request Received Transaction Number 185808  Please allow at least 3-5 business days for delivery.

Step 5: Check your Fisher email for updates, and we'll let you know when the book has arrived!