Policies and Procedures

Services and Policies

NOTE: Please check the Pace Library catalog before you submit an ILL request. Requests for items which are available in our libraries will NOT be processed but will be returned to the requestor. For further information, contact the ILL department in your home library.

Interlibrary Loan service is available to every member of the Pace University community who holds a valid Pace ID card. We will attempt to obtain any item that is not owned by the Pace University Library. This includes books, articles, research papers, dissertations government documents, and more. The service is mostly free of charge. In rare cases there will be a charge for a loan, but we will process this request only with the requestor’s approval. Some requests can’t be filled, for different reasons: a brand new book that is held by very few libraries, or the book may be non-circulating. Some classes of harder-to- get items are: Audio and video, recorded music, restricted materials, some conference proceedings, unpublished papers etc. In each case the patron will be notified. It may take up to 3 weeks to get some items, so PLAN AHEAD.

ILLiad is the name of our primary Interlibrary Loan management system. Each user has to create a personal profile, to which only he/she has access. We encourage all our patrons to use this very helpful product.

  • Books are borrowed for a limited period of time, and the length of the loan period – usually 4-6 weeks – is determined by the lending library. Renewals are often granted, at the discretion of the lending library. You may request renewal online, from your personal ILLiad page, or by contacting the ILL dept. by email or phone, a few days before the due date. You are responsible for the material you borrowed until you have returned it to the library, and you will be required to pay any charges set by the lender if the item is lost or damaged while in your possession. You are expected to pick up the book at the Pace University library of your choice, with one exception: ILL books will be sent directly to the homes of Distance Education students via UPS or US mail.
  • Articles, or photocopies, from journals and magazines, or chapters from books that are not available at the Pace University Library, can also be requested through ILL. It takes anywhere from one day to 2 or 3 weeks to obtain the items. Delivery methods vary: You may pick up the article, or choose electronic delivery via ILLiad, or ask us to email you the article. Articles for faculty can be mailed to their offices at their request, and articles requested by Distance Education students are mailed to their homes.
  • Dissertations are often available for loan. But they are unique items and often the issuing institution’s policy disallows loans of dissertations. In such cases, the patron can request us to purchase a copy of the dissertation through Dissertation Express. Currently, if purchased via the ILL service, the cost of a dissertation is $37 for a pdf version accessible through a web download, which the patron will be expected to pay. An unbound paper copy can also be ordered (for a slightly higher fee of $44) will arrive in a few days and is yours to keep. A patron can also purchase a dissertation on his own, payable by credit card. Logon to: UMI's Dissertation Express Service.

NOTE: Please check the Pace Library Catalog before you submit an ILL request. Requests for items which are available in our libraries will NOT be processed, but will be returned to the patron.

For further information, contact the ILL department in your home library:
Location: Name: Phone: Email:
Graduate Center Michelle Lang 914.422.4384 ill_gc@pace.edu
New York Ann Wilberton 212.618.6901 ill_ny@pace.edu
Pleasantville Sheila Hu 914.773.3853 ill_plv@pace.edu

Copyright Notice: 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 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 judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.