Interlibrary Loan Services
Interlibrary loan serves to expand the range of publications available to the LIU Brentwood
community. Administrators, faculty, staff and students may request that articles and publications be
borrowed from other libraries. To request books from other LIU campuses, please use the
"Request" link in the LIU online catalog.
Eligible borrowers should use the ILLiad system
to request journal articles.
IMPORTANT: Interlibrary loan materials that are not able to be sent directly to the
individual requesting them will be sent to Maddy Predonzan in the administrative office at
the LIU Brentwood Campus and should be picked up from her.
When requesting material, always provide the source of your citation. The source may
be a database, a published abstracting service, or a footnote in another publication. Please
include both the name of the source and the citation number or page number where you found
The time needed to fill interlibrary loan requests varies greatly,
and it is often difficult to predict how much time will be needed.
Books and articles owned by other campuses of Long Island University
can usually be obtained within a few days. Please allow at least three
weeks for delivery of material not owned by Long Island University.
Interlibrary loan periods are determined by the lending library.
In most instances, the library is able to absorb the
costs associated with obtaining books and articles on interlibrary loan. When the costs are
unusually high, the interlibrary loan staff will ask the requester whether or not the
requester would be willing to pay the costs, or whether the request should be cancelled.
It is often difficult and in some cases impossible to borrow certain
kinds of library materials on interlibrary loan since most libraries either do
not own or do not lend such items. Items generally not obtainable on interlibrary
loan include: rare books, manuscripts, reference books, books about genealogy,
audiovisual materials, entire issues of periodicals, scholarly books published
during the current year (or in some cases the previous year), theses, dissertations,
and new textbooks. If you are in need of such items, please speak to the reference or the interlibrary loan staff.
Important Copyright Information
WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of
photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish
a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or
reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research".
If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess
of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment,
fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
For additional information, please call Interlibrary Loan at 516-299-2898 or email Interlibrary Loan at