Can I make an ILL request directly from WorldCat?
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Yes! WorldCat is a "world catalog" of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. It is the same resource that the Interlibrary Loan staff uses. To access it, go to the library home page, click Databases, and scroll down to WorldCat (not

If your search produces more than one record for a title, choose the record with the most libraries. WorldCat icons will inform you if the item is available in the Brooklyn College Library ( BROOKLYN COL LIBR) or elsewhere in CUNY ( CUNY LIBRARIES).

If the book is owned by Brooklyn College or CUNY, click on "Libraries worldwide that own item"; you will be able to link to each CUNY Library to see if it is available.

If it is available at Brooklyn College, simply retrieve it yourself. If it is available in CUNY, use the CUNY catalog to request it.

Otherwise, click on "Request item through ILL." This will connect you to the ILLiad login page. Use your ILLiad login: your complete BC email address and your password. The request form will be populated automatically with your information and the citation.