Interlibrary Loan Requests

Please search the library catalog. Requests for books in our collection or articles available in journals that we own in print, or electronically through our full-text databases, will not be processed.

Also, please review the Copyright Restrictions noted below before submitting all requests.

Before Requesting an Item

Requesting materials

You must first check the Sarah Lawrence Library Catalog to see if we own the item. If we own it but it is checked out to another patron, you must place a recall for that item. You cannot use ILL to secure items that we already own, including items on reserve or reference items.

Do not request articles available in journals that we own or are available through our full-text databases. If you need assistance searching the library catalog or databases please ask a Reference Librarian.

Request an Article

Logon to to request and track your ILL requests. 

Note - Use your MySLC logon information to access Clio. The first time you logon Clio will prompt you to confirm your SLC email address and name.

Request a Book* or Video*

Click on the button to the right to get the item(s) you need: find it in worldcat

It is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4.

  1. Search WorldCat for the item
  2. Locate and click on the link for the item
  3. Click "Borrow this item from another library" or the "ILL" button at the top of the page
  4. Click Submit

Note - If World Cat is not functioning please submit your request via

*Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or other reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright.