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Interlibrary Loan

UHLS Manager: Deanna DiCarlo
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UHLS Coordinator: Diane Riganti
Questions about VUE and UHLS ILL procedures:

UHLS Interlibrary Loan Service

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service provided to patrons and staff of the Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS). ILL supplements the UHLS library catalog by providing books and journal articles not available locally from UHLS member libraries. UHLS coordinates both borrowing (for patrons and staff of most member libraries) and lending (to libraries outside of UHLS from most member libraries).

Note to Member Library Patrons: This is not a public request interface and can only be used by ILL staff at UHLS member libraries. Please contact your home library to request books or journal articles not available in any UHLS member library. To request items from a UHLS member library, please use the library catalog.

ILL Requests:

UHLS makes ILL requests via OCLC. In addition, any member library that wishes to manage their own requests via CDLC and NYSL can do—see below. We are happy to help-- for questions, assistance, and detailed instructions, please contact

  • OCLC Requests: Libraries outside the Capital District

    UHLS Guidelines and instructions can be found in the UHLS Intranet. Please review the guidelines and follow the appropriate link on that page to request a book or a journal article.

  • CDLC (CaDiLaC) Requests: Libraries in the Capital District (MVLS, SALS, Schools, and Academics)

    Choose your own library from the “public libraries” drop-down menu and click “Enter" to proceed. Or, you can search CaDiLaC directly and use the eForm (see CDLC's ILL eForm tutorial).

  • New York State Library (NYSL) Requests:

    Any library in New York State can create their own ILL account with NYSL and request from them directly. See NYSL ILL guidelines for more information about their ILL services, and go here to create your library's account.

Additional UHLS ILL Information

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