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Interlibrary Loan

Can't find what you need at Lavery Library? We can help you get it! Interlibrary Loan materials not in Lavery Library and watch your research possibilities become endless! Questions? Contact us at or 585-385-8106

Request an Article: Step by Step

When searching for resources through the Library's collections, you can request items that Fisher does not own through Interlibrary Loan by using the Get It @ Fisher link.

Step 1

Within the library database's search results you see both PDF Full Text links and Get It @ Fisher links, both links help you access full text of an article.

database results list with PDF Full Text and Get It @ Fisher link examples

Step 2

Select the Get It @ Fisher link to be redirected to request an article through ILL.

Article title from a database search with Get It @ Fisher link

Step 3

Under "How to get it," click on "Request from Interlibrary Loan."

Request from interlibrary loan link

Step 4

You will be prompted to sign in to your ILL account. Once you have done so, you'll be taken to the Article Request form. Check to make sure the form auto-filled correctly and fill in the required fields at the bottom. Submit your request when all required fields are completed.

Image of the ILL form.  Make sure all required information is completed, Submit Request

Step 5

Once you submit your request, you will get a confirmation message letting you know that we have received your request! Articles are delivered to your Fisher email with a link to the PDF, usually within 24-48 hours, so be sure to check your email. 

Image of the request received message stating Article Request Received. Please allow at least 24 - 48 hours for delivery