Lending Services to Other Libraries

Lending Policies for Libraries within United States.

Adelphi University Library lends to all libraries within United States. Items owned by the Adelphi library, Garden City are available for loan. We are unable to lend items located at other campus libraries of Adelphi. We accept requests from other libraries through ILLIAD and OCLC. If you don’t use these ILL systems you may send your request by filling in ALA-ILL Request Form. Our OCLC symbol is VJA.

Lending Services to Foreign Libraries

We do not send any returnable items outside of the United States. However, we do supply photocopies of journal articles when permitted to reciprocal libraries free of charge and non-reciprocal libraries with nominal cost.

Lending form for Non-OCLC libraries (ALA ILL form)

» Non-OCLC Libraries Lending Form (PDF)

Material unavailable for loan

  • Audiovisual materials
  • Books cataloged within the last six months
  • Government documents
  • Juvenile and Curriculum
  • Microforms
  • Newspapers
  • Periodicals
  • Reference books
  • Special Collection items
  • Textbooks

Loan Period and Renewal

Generally the loan period is 4 weeks. Renewals are granted for another 2 weeks, only if there is no recall or hold placed on that item. No renewals are allowed after the due date. Borrowing libraries are responsible for damaged or lost materials.

Electronic Delivery Information

Fax: 516.877.3672


Reciprocal borrowers: No charges
Non- reciprocal borrowers: No charge for copies 1-25 Pages
0.20 per Page for 25+ Pages

Rush Requests:

Available upon request at the borrower’s expense. Please call before 12 PM EST.


IFM, Invoices, IFLA Vouchers, Check

Damaged or lost Item

All damaged items and lost items are determined by the actual cost of the item and includes $ 15 service fee.


We ship loans by USPS and Land. UPS delivery is available upon request at the borrower’s expense. Please include your UPS account number on the request form.
Photocopies are delivered via Odyssey, email, fax or regular mail as requested.

Contact Us

Monday – Friday
8.00 – 4.00 P.M

Mailing Address:

Interlibrary Loan

Adelphi University

Swirbul Library

1 South Avenue

Garden City, NY 11530
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