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Get acquainted with resources available at PMC to help you with your research at the School of Information!

Interlibrary Loan

1. Verify that Pratt does not own the item by using PrattCat (the libraries' catalog) to search for books by title or articles by periodical title.

2. Place a request. To make an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request, you have 3 choices:

  • Fill out the ILL Form online
  • Print out the ILL Form  and bring it to the Reference desk on the 1st floor (Brooklyn) or the Circulation desk at PMC.
  • Locate the item and request via the WorldCat FirstSearch.

3. You'll receive an email when the item has been received. For most articles, you'll receive a link to the PDF of the file. For physical books, they'll be held at the reference desk for you.

4. Return the item by the date specified. The lending periods may differ from your standard loan period and the length of the loan is determined by the library that sent us the item.

For more information go to: or contact the ILL department, either at the Brooklyn Campus Library at, (718) 230-6841, or the Manhattan Campus Library (Pratt Manhattan Center #410) at, (212) 647-7547.

NYC Area Libraries

Pratt Libraries is part of ALB Consortium (Academic Libraries of Booklyn), so you can get an ALB card and check out 2 books from participating institutions.

A Librarian can write you a METRO PASS to visit a library you don't have access to. You won't be able to check out the item, but you can copy or scan what you need.

ALB Cards and METRO Pass information are available at the Reference Desk on the first floor of the Brooklyn Library and at the Circulation Desk at the Manhattan Library.

The map below shows other libraries in NYC and your level of access to them.

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