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Interlibrary Loan is available to all current students, staff, and faculty members of QCC.The first step in getting the item(s) you need is to make sure your OneCard/TigerCard is activated, and that you have no overdue fines. If you are unsure about either of these, call the Circulation Desk at 718-631-6227.

If you have any other questions or concerns please contact Neera Mohess at or 718-281-5067. Quick-link to the Interlibrary Loan Homepage


The Full-Text Finder is the method to find out whether QCC owns the full-text article you need. Once you enter the title of the source (e.g. Forbes) it searches across all QCC databases and lets you:

  1. See whether QCC subscribes to the source
  2. Check the date-range for the source, if we subscribe to it
  3. Follow the links to find the full-text of the article

NOTE: If you are off-campus, you will need to enter the 14-digit barcode number from your activated OneCard to get into the database that holds your article

An increasing number of articles are available on the web through authors' personal/professional sites and on journal publisher sites. You may also be able to access articles  from article repository sites like and ResearchGate These sites exist to let faculty and other professionals share research with one another, without charge (after a free registration).

Enter the title of the article in quotes - "Title of Article" - in Google to check. You may need to follow 2 or 3 links to retrieve your article.

ILLiad is the interlibrary loan system used by QCC to request articles not held in QCC databases. Articles held in other CUNY databases must be requested through ILLiad.

NOTE: Your QCC one card must be activated (in person, in the library) in order to use this service.

Quick-link to the Interlibrary Loan Homepage


If the item is checked out, or otherwise unavailable at QCC, check CUNY.

Here are the instructions for looking for and requesting a book in CUNY

All media requests (DVD'S, CD'S, VHS videos) must be made through ILLiad, even if owned by a CUNY school.

We place requests throughout the United States for items not held within CUNY. We will make every attempt to locate your item. If we are successful in locating your article you will get an email letting you know it is here.

You can check WorldCat to see if/where your item is held across the U.S.

Quick-link to the Interlibrary Loan Homepage