Interlibrary Loan

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan allows you to borrow materials not already owned by your campus library from other libraries throughout the world. To request materials through Interlibrary Loan, click on the appropriate link below or fill out an ILL form available at the Circulation Desk or the Reference Desk. 

How to request ILL materials

JCC students, faculty, and staff

Community patrons

  • Use the Interlibrary Loan request form to request a book, DVD, CD, article, etc.
  • Request a loanable item (book, DVD, CD, etc.) through WorldCat [on-campus only]
    When WorldCat opens:
    • Search for the item.
    • View the item's full record by clicking on the title.
    • In the Get This Item section, click on Borrow this item from another library (Interlibrary Loan) to open the request form
    • Fill in each field on the request form that has an asterisk (*) next to it. 
    • Click the Submit button to submit your request for processing.


  • Ask about your current ILL requests or ask additional questions about interlibrary loan
  • How long does it take to get a book through Interlibrary Loan?
    The amount of time it takes to receive a book depends on how close the lending library is. It may take as little as 24 hours or up to 14 business days to receive an item via Interlibrary Loan, so plan ahead!
  • Who can use this service?
    Any library user! This service is perfect for faculty or staff members who want to test out materials before using them in class, and ILL is also a great way to find articles in magazines, journals and newspapers.
  • Is ILL just for school material?
    While ILL is great for finding class-related books or articles, it is also a perfect way to find any item that is not in the JCC Libraries’ collections. Just be aware that new books and bestsellers tend to take a while to find due to popular demand.
  • Can I get an item from Olean delivered to Jamestown? Or vice versa?
    • ​Connect to Primo:
      • Sign-in using your JCC login (upper right)
      • Search for the item you're requesting.
      • View the item's full record by clicking on the title.
      • In the Get It section, click on Place a hold to open the request form
      • Select your Preferred Local Pickup Location (campus) and click Send request.
      • Note: Your contact information is automatically linked to the request based on your log-in information.
  • Can Dunkirk students, staff, and faculty use ILL? Yes! Submit your request using the appropriate method outlined above. This includes loans from other campus libraries, as well as ILL for other libraries.  Once received, ILL materials can be picked up from the main office at Dunkirk.  Articles will be sent to you directly, via your JCC email account.
  • I need a specific edition (large print, third edition, closed captioned, etc.) of a work.  Can I request it through ILL?
    Yes, in most cases. The descriptive records for books, DVDs, etc. found in library catalogs will identify the "features" of the work, including whether or not the work is printed in a large font type, is the specific edition of a work, or includes features like closed captioning. If you need assistance in locating the edition you need, please speak with a librarian or contact us (