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Interlibrary Loan

How to access interlibrary loan materials through Pratt Institute Libraries.

Interlibrary Loan

Need to borrow books from other library? We obtain library materials from all over the nation for free so that you have access to resources you need. Books can be requested for pick up at the circulation desk of your choice and articles are delivered directly by email. You will always be notified through Pratt email as soon as your item is available. If you are unsure whether ILL is the best way to get what you need, or if you are having trouble finding information on your topic, ask a Reference Librarian.

There are a couple of ways to request materials outside of the libraries' collection. 
 

Books

Books outside of the libraries' collections can be borrowed through the following ways:

  • Search and request a book through ConnectNY (fastest turnaround time, approx. 2-3 days)
  • Search and request a book through WorldCat (bigger selection than ConnectNY, turnaround time 2-3 weeks.)

     

Book Chapters & Articles

Book chapters & articles can be requested directly through the interlibrary loan form.​

 

Contacts

BROOKLYN CAMPUS:

illbklyn@pratt.edu, 718-230-6841

 

 

MANHATTAN CAMPUS:

illmanha@pratt.edu, 212-647-7547

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