Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

*Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our Interlibrary Loan service has been temporarily
suspended until further notice. We are still providing service for journal articles as long as
there are academic and medical libraries available to fill the requests. Book chapters are available for Interlibrary Loan.  Use the Request an Article link.

Instructions for filling out the form:

  • Enter the name of the book in the Journal/Magazine/Newspaper field
  • Enter the chapter name in the Article Title field
  • Include the author/editor of the book and the author of the chapter if different
  • Include the year/edition of the book in the Date field
  • Include the page numbers of the chapter or the specific pages that you need (maximum of 40)

Request an article

  • For additional information, call (518) 439-9314 and press 2.

By requesting a book, an article or microfilm, I agree to abide by the following guidelines.

Bethlehem Public Library voluntarily adopts the American Library Association Interlibrary Loan Code. In keeping with the spirit of this code, Bethlehem Public Library’s guidelines are as follows:

  • Interlibrary loan services are available to Bethlehem card holders.  All other patrons requesting interlibrary loans will be referred to their home libraries.
  • Bethlehem Public Library does not request popular materials, CD/DVD/CD-ROM materials, and magazines from other libraries.
  • For Newly published materials, published within the past 6 months, please submit a Purchase Suggestion.
  • Interlibrary renewals are governed by the lending library.
  • Borrowed materials can be recalled by the lending library at anytime.
  • To proceed with a request, patrons must agree to pay any fee imposed by the lending library.
  • Copyright laws and the lending library’s policies and procedures take precedence over these guidelines.
  • Borrowing policy.
    • Overdue ILL items – $1.00 per day.
    • Replacement cost is charged for all lost or irreparably damaged materials.
  • Check the UHLS web catalog at before submitting a book request. Library patrons may submit a request through the online catalog for UHLS items.
  • Check the databases on our research page for periodical articles in full-text before submitting an article request.


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