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E. H. Butler Library, Buffalo State, The State University of New York

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Icon image of books Book Requests: 

For book requests, please use Resource Sharing for longer loan periods and faster delivery. If a book is not available through resources sharing, you may request the title through ILLiad. We currently cannot fulfill request for eBooks due to copyright restrictions. Book requests typically take several business days to process and deliver.

Icon for digital articles Article Requests: 

For article requests, you can use Resource Sharing or Inter-library Loan (ILLiad). Typically, article requests can be filled more quickly and sometimes arrive within a day.

Inter-library Loan (ILLiad)

The ILLiad Inter-library Loan service provides books and articles that may not be available through E. H. Butler Library. ILLiad is a free service for students, faculty, and staff of SUNY Buffalo State University.

Please note, in January of 2023, the login process changed for Illiad. New and returning users need to use the link below and create or update their accounts. Going forward, you will login with your Buffalo State University credentials. Use the button at the top of the page to merge your old account if you wish to retain your history.

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How Does Inter-library Loan Work?
  • Please do not request textbooks as they are typically not available due to publisher restrictions. 

  • Having created an ILLiad account, you can create a request for books or articles (for books, please try resource sharing first). Complete the form with all of information about the item you are requesting.  

  • Using WorldCat to Request: Search title and author in the WorldCat catalog, use the "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" link for books not held by E. H. Butler Library.

  • Occasionally, we may not be able to fulfill your request due to availability and copyright restrictions. 

Interlibrary Loan materials can be picked up at the Circulation Desk.

Book requests through ILLiad may take up to 15 business days to fulfill. Articles usually take between 1-4 business days and typically can be sent digitally. Please do not request textbooks, eBooks, CD's, DVD's, or Blu-Ray materials.

SUNY Resource Sharing 

SUNY Resource Sharing allows book and article sharing between the 64 SUNY campuses. Typically, book requests are received faster and loan periods are much longer than inter-library loan requests. Resource Sharing Requests can be made through Butler Library's ALLSearch

If a specific title is not available through resource sharing, request the item through ILLiad. Generally, we cannot request these items: 

  • Commercial Textbooks 
  • DVDs & Blu-Rays 
  • eBooks 
  • Other Digital Materials

Check resource sharing requests

How to Make a Resource Sharing Request: 

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  • Click on the item you need - in the detailed view, select Request from another SUNY library, enter the date needed by and click Send Request

  • You will be contacted by our circulation department when your title arrives and is ready to be picked up from the Library. Pick up items by the hold shelf located next to the circulation desk. If the item is digitized or a electronic resource, you will get a download link in your notification email.

Contact the ILL Office

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E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State
1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878 6300
Fax: (716) 878-3134
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