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Interlibrary Loan Policy

If the NECO Library doesn’t own the item you’re looking for, don’t worry. Through Interlibrary Loan (ILL), you can borrow articles and books from other libraries. ILL services are available to students, faculty, staff and residents. For more information or to place a request, contact us at 617-587-5589 or

Please include in your email as much of the following information as possible:
* your name
* NECO affiliation
* as complete a citation as possible (title, author, journal, volume, issue, date, etc.)
* how you would like to receive the article (email, fax, mail)

Please note that the following items are usually not available through ILL:
* new books
* complete issues of periodicals
* rare books and other archival materials
* reference and reserve materials
* audiovisual materials
* microforms

Please also note that, while we will make every effort to obtain your materials as quickly as possible, delivery may take up to several weeks due to circumstances beyond our control. Thank you for your patience.