In accordance with the practice of research libraries, faculty and graduate students
engaged in thesis research are eligible for loans. Materials available in CUNY libraries
and other local libraries will be our first access points for borrowing. Thereafter, CEIML
will request materials from regional, or foreign institutions. We are a free (without fee)
lender and seek similar services from others if lender does charge the CEIML patron will
be notified as to the cost before the materials are requested.
CEIML's general clientele include: CUNY, Academic Libraries of Brooklyn (ALB), and
other consortia and lending institutions within the greater tri-state area and
throughout the nation via document delivery and interlibrary loan services.
Loans from the CEIML are made subject to compliance with the following regulations
and instructions and is provisioned by the national interlibrary loan code of the
American Library Loan Code of the American Library Association.
Readers must fill out an application form for each item requested. Requested articles
should include: journal title, article title, volume, issue no. Pages, author and a preferred
deadline date. An additional ILL training manual is being revised for consultation and problem
Types of loans
The CEIML reserves the right to determine whether material will be lent in their original form
or as a photocopy. Photocopies sent instead of the original will be supplied without charge
to the libraries in the United States. These photocopies may be retained permanently by the
borrowing libraries unless their return is specifically requested by the CEIML. Photocopies of
periodical articles will be limited to no more than one article per issue and three articles per
volume from any journal. Multiple copies will not be furnished.
Loan periods shall extend for five weeks, with a renewal option for one additional week at
CEIMLís discretion. Renewal requests must be made two weeks prior to the itemís due date.
An original volume loaned by CEIML may be recalled at any time, as well as items which have
holds or rush recalls placed on them.
(complete issues), media, reference, reserve, and rare books are not lent out. Medgar Evers professors and staff are eligible to request
ILL materials. Students with a signed permission form from a
professor may borrow materials. CUNY recently
implemented CLICS (CUNY Libraries Inter-Campus Services) which
allows CUNY faculty, staff and students to borrow circulating
materials from any CUNY library.
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Delivery and Returns
Items are to be returned to the ILL Coordinator or ILL Assistant by the due date indicated on
the material, this excludes articles.
According to Title 17 of the U.S. Code (copyright), the library that sends out a photocopy is
responsible for placing a copyright compliance statement on the material on the material the
statement normally says: NOTICE : THIS MATERIAL MAY BE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT LAW
(Title 17 U.S. Code)." The borrowing library is responsible for insuring compliance with copyright
law for items it borrows.Ē