If you are having trouble finding materials on your topic in the Milne Library, or if the books you want are checked out or are missing, you can request books from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). One-time registration on the library web site is necessary to submit requests through Interlibrary Loan.
To find an item that you want in WorldCat:
- Enter your search terms (author, title, or topic) into the search box. If the library owns the item, you will see the SUNY Oneonta icon listed. If the library does not own the item, or the item is checked out, or missing, you can request it on ILL. Click on the title of the item to see the full record, and then click on Request via Interlibrary Loan.
- Enter your Oneonta username and password without the “Oneonta.edu.” All necessary bibliographic information for the source will appear on the form when you are registered. If Milne Library owns the source, you will have to submit your request through the Interlibrary Loan link on the library web site. When the book is checked out, add this information to the Notes.
- When the item arrives, you will receive an email. Pick up your book at the Circulation Desk. You will have a student ID card, but your name should be in the system identifying you as an Oneonta student. Note: It can take two weeks or more for a book to arrive at Milne Library because it comes via mail or UPS. Many items, however, come in less than two weeks. If you need to request items through ILL, please request them early.