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NYU is an OCLC supplier. All requests can be sent to our symbol ZYU. If you are able to request by this method, we will not accept requests in any other form from your library.

If you are not an OCLC library, you can submit a request through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) account. We cannot accept requests via phone, email, mail, or fax.

Place a Request

New Users

If you have not placed a request with us before, please create an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) account.
You will use this account to place and track requests.

Registered Users

If you have requested with us before, please log in to your Interlibrary Loan (ILL) account.

Reset your Password

If you know your username, you may reset your password from the ILL Request System.

If you need help with your username, contact the ILL staff during normal business hours. Please do not create another account, as it will delay the processing of your requests.



  • $15 or 1.5 IFLA for all copy requests from non-profit institutions

  • $100 for requests from for-profit institutions and for rush requests


  • $15 or 1.5 IFLA for loan requests from non-profit institutions in North America

  • $40 or 3.5 IFLA for loan requests outside North America

  • $100 for requests from for-profit institutions and for rush requests

*NYU offers discounted or free lending to participating members of SHARES, PALCI, EAST, and the Metro Free Copy Exchange. Visit the OCLC Policies Directory{: .external) for more information.

Payment Methods

Our preferred method of payment is OCLC IFM. Invoices for non-IFM payments will arrive 1-2 months after you receive your item. Payment can be made with IFLA vouchers or checks made out in U.S. dollars.

Materials Loaned

The following types of materials are available through ILL:

  • Books
  • Dissertations (bound copies only, we do not loan dissertations on microfilm)
  • Bound journal volumes older than 5 years
  • Photocopies of journal articles and book chapters
  • Newspapers on microfilm (limited to 5 reels per request)

ILL staff has the authority to determine, on a case-by-case basis, items which are not suitable for ILL. NYU Libraries does not loan reference books, rare items, or audio/visual material on ILL. Exceptions to this policy may be made for SHARES and LANE member libraries.


We ship domestically via UPS and internationally via Priority Mail from the US Postal Service.


Please return materials by any courier which allows for package tracking. Materials should be shipped to:

New York University
Bobst Library Interlibrary Loan
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012