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Stony Brook University

COLLECTIONS: Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery

Lending policies

Who is eligible?
The Stony Brook University Libraries loan materials to libraries and other professional organizations.  An individual interested in borrowing material from our collection should contact the academic or agency library with which they are affiliated or their local public library.

How are requests submitted?
We accept requests via ILLiad, OCLC or DocLine (Health Sciences Library).  Institutions may also submit requests via email: or using an ALA Interlibrary Loan Request Form.


What can be requested and how is it delivered?

  • Books
    The loan period is 16 weeks from day of shipping. Renewals will be considered upon request.
  • Audio-visual material*
    Videos and DVDs have a 4 week loan period with no renewals.
  • Journal articles
    Journal articles up to 50 pages are scanned and delivered via Odyssey, Article Exchange, NYLink or email.

Items are shipped via UPS, US Postal Service of land courier.

* Stony Brook University Libraries do not loan CD-roms or CDs or microfilm from the Music Library.


How much does it cost?

  • Photocopies $15 for 1-50 pages
  • Loans $15

There is a $5 charge for rush delivery.
Payment is accepted via OCLC IFM or the receiving library can choose to be invoiced with the item.
International loans can be paid with IFLA coupons.

Reciprocal Partners
IDS: no charge
LVIS: no charge
OCLC Shares partners: pay $10.00 for loans or articles
SUNY & CUNY: no charge







    -Within North America



    -Outside of North America






    -per article/chapter up to 50 pages



  Rush Service



    -Rush service is available **

$5 fee


  Lost Material Fees







Do not circulate

Do not circulate

    -Audiovisual material



Lost items can be replaced with the same or newer edition plus a $16.50 processing fee.
**Borrowing library provides their UPS/FEDEX account and we ship at their expense.