Q. Can I request a textbook via Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017 Views: 16
Iona College Libraries will process your ILL requests for textbooks. Please note that textbooks which are the latest edition, especially if they were published within the last two years, may be difficult to locate via ILL. If possible, request an earlier edition of a textbook; you have a better chance of another library loaning the textbook if it’s an older edition.
Be sure to check with your Professor if you can use an older or different edition of the textbook for the class.
As with any ILL book request, allow at least 7 to 10 days for the book to arrive. More time may be necessary for textbooks. Textbooks can only be loaned for a few weeks (usually 3 weeks), not the entire semester. Often it is not possible to renew them.