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Interlibrary Services

Interlibrary Loan

There are three great ways to access materials beyond our local collection: EZBorrowTraditional ILL, and Reciprocal Borrowing. Check the status of your requests, retrieve articles, and renew loans through our user portal.

EZBorrow

EZBorrow is a FAST interlibrary lending solution that lets students, faculty & staff affiliated with participating institutions to request, and obtain physical library resources (e.g. books, media), from a vast network of colleges & universities.

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Traditional ILL

Request a book / media, article or book chapter from another library, or from the Sprague Library’s print collections (see exclusions below):

Reciprocal Borrowing

Montclair State University faculty, staff and graduate students can borrow library materials from participating members of VALE (Virtual Academic Library Environment), a consortium of academic libraries in New Jersey. A list of participating VALE libraries is available at the Access Services Desk and on the VALE website.

Document Delivery

Documents are copied from microfilm, microfiche, print journals, and/or chapters from a book within copyright. These materials will then be sent directly to you. Please use the request forms above and note your affiliation or any accessibility requirements in the comments section. For microfilm and microfiche requests, please use the article request form.

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Journal Article

Double check that the library doesn’t own it by checking the Journals A-Z list for the title of the journal (e.g. “New England Journal of Medicine”):

You can also check Google Scholar to see if there is a version of the article available for free online as Open Access. Logging in using the following link will also check the library’s collection for the article:

If the article is not available, place a request using the Article form here:

Note: If an article is available in print or microfilm in the Sprague Library, your ILL will be canceled. Please Ask a Librarian if you need assistance finding an article in this format.

Please allow up to seven business days for us to fill your article request. Average turnaround time for articles is 2-4 business days. If you need an item sooner, Ask a Librarian for additional options.

Book or Book Chapter

Double check the library catalog to make sure the library doesn’t own it:

If the book is not owned, place a request using the Book form here:

If you only need a copy of certain pages or a chapter, you can use the Book Chapter form to request a scan of the pages you need. If the number of pages exceeds 50 pages, or 10% of the book, we will request the entire book to adhere to copyright restrictions.

Thesis or Dissertation

The library subscribes to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database, which has the full-text of thousands of dissertations and theses from universities worldwide. Before requesting a dissertation or theses, double check both the database and the library catalog to make sure that the library does not have access to it:

You can also check Google or Google Scholar to see if the dissertation is available for free online as Open Access, or from a University website:

If the dissertation or theses is not available in either location, place a request using the Book form here:

Please allow up to three weeks for us to fill your dissertation or thesis request. Average turnaround time for electronic items is 2-4 days, or 7-10 business days for print items. If you need an item sooner, Ask a Librarian for additional options.

FAQ

Please allow up to three weeks for us to fill your book request. Average turnaround time for chapter scans is 2-4 days, or 7-10 business days for books. If you need an item sooner, Ask a Librarian for additional options.

Copyright

By utilizing this service, you are agreeing to abide by Title 17 of the U.S. Code, which 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.

Contact

Interlibrary Loan Department
Harry A. Sprague Library
ill@montclair.edu

Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.