Pratt faculty, students and staff in good library standing* may use ILL. All other patron types (Alumni, Friends of the Libraries, and Visiting Researchers) are not eligible for this service and should contact their local public library for assistance.
*Note: Anyone with a pattern of overdue/lost ILL items may not use ILL services.
Copy requests for journal articles and book chapters typically take 3-7 business days.
You may submit 10 ILL requests per week.
All journals articles and book chapters will be delivered via email.
Only journal articles and book chapters can be requested at this time.
1. Search the title on the Discover search at library.pratt.edu to be sure the Pratt Libraries does not own the item. To request a journal article or book chapter from a title Pratt owns, use the Request a PDF service.
3. Library staff will review your request and identify potential libraries to request the item from. If a lender is identified, you will receive an email with the requested PDF.
No. Library staff will contact several libraries and find a lender for your requested item.
There is no cost to the patron to request ILL items but late fines and fees for damaged or lost books are the responsibility of the borrower. Please note that ILL requests cost the library up $25; therefore patrons should be judicious in making requests.