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Interlibrary Services

Interlibrary Loan

No single library can meet all the information needs of today's researcher. Fisher borrowers that require electronic or physical items the Library does not own may borrow them for free through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

ILL requests are made using your ILL account. If you have questions, please see our ILL Subject Guide, contact the ILL Office at (585) 385-8106 or email ill@sjfc.edu.

Interlibrary Loan Policies

Users Eligible to Use Interlibrary Loan

  • Current faculty
  • Current staff
  • Current students
  • Faculty emeriti

Materials Not Available Through Interlibrary Loan

  • Archives/Special Collections
  • Lavery Library-owned materials
    Exceptions: If the item is something Lavery owns but is checked out already, or if we have an eBook but you would like the physical copy.
  • Materials not yet published

Lost and Damaged Items

A borrower that damages, loses, or keeps Interlibrary Loan books to the point where they are considered lost by the lending library will be responsible for all replacement fees as determined by the lending library, and overdue fees if applicable. The borrower will also be blocked from using Interlibrary Loan until the items have been returned.

Bills over $10 will result in a hold on a student's campus account. A hold will be removed once a bill is paid in total. If an item is brought back and the lending library will accept the item rather than payment, the replacement fees will be forgiven.

Nazareth/St. John Fisher College Access Program

Students and faculty from Fisher and Nazareth may directly check out materials from the other college's library. The relatively close locations and complementary library collections make this a successful option for undergraduate students of both schools.