Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Borrow materials from other libraries not readily available in the Rensselaer Libraries catalog. 

Request digital scans of materials held at Folsom and Architecture libraries. ILL FAQs

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Interlibrary Loan

The Rensselaer Libraries can borrow materials from other libraries and digital delivery vendors. This includes materials not owned by the library and any items checked out, lost, or missing from our collection.

For current Rensselaer students, faculty, and staff, the library will subsidize up to $20.00 of the costs of materials borrowed or scanned.

Please refer to our ILL FAQ for more information.


ConnectNY is a consortium of academic institutions in New York State that share their catalogs so that authorized users can borrow books and selected materials from other members' collections. Request materials from ConnectNY.

Digital Delivery 

The Rensselaer Libraries can scan articles from sources in their collections and deliver them to you via email. 

This service is free of charge for students, faculty, and staff.

The Rensselaer Libraries can scan articles within their collections and deliver them to you via email. There is a fee associated with this service for non-affiliated users.

For more information, see Digital Delivery for Non-Rensselaer Users. If you have any questions, you may also contact ILL support.

This service is for non-profit, non-OCLC-affiliated libraries. For a cost-recovery fee, the Rensselaer Libraries can deliver copies of items from its collection and loan books to those willing to abide by Rensselaer's terms.

Please contact ILL support if you have any questions.

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