Interlibrary Loan is a service that helps current members of the Clarkson community access and obtain materials not available at the Clarkson Libraries. You may request resources through ILLiad, the Clarkson University Interlibrary Loan system. If you need assistance, please contact us.
Login to ILLiad with your Clarkson University NetID username and password.
This is your email username and password (without the @clarkson.edu)
example: your email is firstname.lastname@example.org, password 1234. ILLiad login username is jdoe, password is1234
- Material which is not freely available through participating cooperative lending libraries may be available for a fee. Patrons will be contacted and have the option to pay for the material or cancel their request. It is the responsibility of the patron to cover these fees.
- Textbooks are not available through Interlibrary Loan.
Pay Per View
Pay-Per-View (PPV) is a service which the library uses to quickly obtain articles which are not available in Clarkson's print or online collections. It is intended for immediate need and is not a replacement for Interlibrary Loan, which should be used for all requests that are not subject to specific time constraints.
PPV is restricted to faculty and approved graduate students. Faculty who wish to enable their research students to participate in this service need to send a request to Barbara Osgood. Requests should be reserved for students who are actively engaged in research mentored by the faculty member.
- The Clarkson Library funds all costs of the program with a limit of $50.00 per article for any one article purchase
- Books, book chapters, theses, dissertations, and other older materials which are not in our print or online collections cannot be ordered through this service. These must be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
In some instances, faculty may use their Clarkson credit card to directly purchase articles and request reimbursement from the library. Refund requests must include department fund/object code for direct account transfer and a printout of the order form which was used to obtain the article. Send information to Barbara Osgood.
To make a PPV request, please logon to your ILLiad account (above); click on Pay-Per-View (in left sidebar menu) and complete the form.
Copyright and Your Request
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. If a user makes a request for, or later uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of fair use, that user may be liable for copyright infringement. Clarkson University reserves the right to refuse to accept an order if, in its judgement, fullfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
Please be sure you are following Fair Use and TEACH Act guidelines if using material for teaching.
Rule of Five
Copyright guidelines allow a library to request 5 articles published within the last 5 years from a single journal title within a one year period. Should the limit be exceeded, patrons can pay a copyright fee to obtain their article or may resubmit the request the following year. Fees vary depending on the publisher.