Can't find it at Hartness or the other VSC schools? When a library doesn't own an item, it can generally be obtained from another library for free. All you need to do is place an interlibrary loan request for the item you wish to borrow.
Books & Films
Books and some visual materials not owned by Vermont State College libraries may be borrowed through interlibrary loan (ILL). Requests for ILL material can be made through the VSC Library Catalog by using the "Multiple Library Search" feature. Select Library of Congress for your search and any other libraries you want. Alternatively, to request books you have found elsewhere (Google books for example), you can fill out an interlibrary loan request form (below). There is a request maximum of 5 items at a time.
How long does it take to get Items? Can I renew?Getting books and visual materials from libraries outside the Vermont State College system can take up to two weeks to arrive at your house; please make your requests early in the semester. Loan periods and renewals are determined by the lending library. If you would like to renew material that has been borrowed through interlibrary loan, contact the Hartness circulation desk at 1-800-431-0025 at least a week before the due date on the item.
Before requesting an article through interlibrary loan, please check that the library does not already have online access to the newspaper, magazine, or journal by entering the name of the publication in our Search Journals by Title index.
How long does it take to get articles?Getting articles from other libraries generally takes 3 to 10 business days. Many articles can be sent to you via email, although articles from before 1995 are generally mailed to you as photocopies. All articles request through interlibrary loan are yours to keep and do not need to be returned.
Are there items I cannot borrow through interlibrary loan?
There are different types of resources that are not available through interlibrary loan. These include:
- reference books
- course reserve books
- rare books or archival materials
- technical reports
- genealogy-related material
- individual issues or bound volumes of periodicals
- selected DVD collections or visual materials