Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that procures research materials that are not at the JTS Library.
Since JTS students and faculty have borrowing privileges at Columbia University, The Library does not make ILL requests for items found in the Columbia University libraries.
The Library provides ILL services to our patrons for free. However, charges that are billed to JTS by the lending library will be passed on to the borrower.
Requests may be submitted at the Refernce Desk or electronically.
The average wait time for an ILL item is ten days. Some items may take up to four weeks to arrive. Items requested from abroad may take two to three months to arrive.
You can choose to be notified by email or phone.
Items may be picked up at the circulation desk. Items not picked up by their due date will be returned to the lending library.
Interlibrary loan items may be renewed by requesting a renewal at least four days before your item(s) are due.
We will report the loss to the original lending library. They will invoice us for the item and we will pass the cost on to you.