Our ILLiad system allows patrons to make borrowing requests from other libraries, track requests, and receive electronic copies of materials loaned by other institutions.

This is a library-to-library service; all requests for borrowing and renewing items from other libraries through the Interlibrary Loan Service must go through the Gallucci-Cirio Library's Interlibrary Loan staff. 

Our policies and procedures are based on the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States.

Use of the Interlibrary Loan services is restricted to current Fitchburg State students, faculty, and staff. The first time you use ILLiad you will need to create an account by clicking on the "First Time User? Create Your Own Account" link located under the login box.

  • When setting up your account, we recommend that you use your Falcon Key as your username and password and your Fitchburg State email.
  • Direct delivery of physical items to your home is only available for students who are currently enrolled in Distance Learning or Extended Campus courses and faculty teaching those courses. Under "Preferred Loan Delivery Method (physical items)" select the "Mail to Address" to have items delivered to you instead of picking them up at the Circulation Desk.
  • Direct Delivery to on-campus offices is available to faculty and staff. Under "Preferred Loan Delivery Method (physical items)" select the "Mail to Address." 

Under the section for "Location of your current courses (Staff choose Main Campus)" choose the Main/McKay Campus unless you are enrolled in a Distance Learning course or at an Extended Campus location. 


The following information is posted for libraries participating in the Interlibrary Loan program who would like to borrow our materials. Anyone from the general public may go to their home library (whether it is your public library, school library or special library that you are a member of) and use their Interlibrary Loan service to request materials from the Gallucci-Cirio Library. Our OCLC symbol is FTB.

Note: If you are an individual and wish to visit our library and have direct access to check circulating items out, please refer to our borrowing privileges for community members.
 


Acceptable Request Formats

  • OCLC Form submitted

  • ALA paper form

These forms may be submitted to us electronically through ILLiad, OCLC, and email.

Please Note:

  • We do not accept phone requests.

  • We do not accept walk-in requests through our Interlibrary Loan service.

Delivery Methods

  • Articles/Copies: Odyssey, Article Exchange, Email.

  • Books and Media: State Courier Service, UPS.


Types of Material Lent

Audio-Visual Materials

  • CDs: length of loan is 4 weeks 

  • DVDs: length of loan is 2 weeks

Books
We will lend from all circulating collections; oversized materials are subject to size, condition and cost. We do not lend Reference materials; the length of loans is 4 weeks; renewals are allowed.

Manuscript Collections
The cataloged microfilm collections; reels may be lent up to 4 weeks.

Newspapers
Current Subscriptions

  • Bound: Copies only

  • Unbound: Copies only

  • Microfilm: Copies only

Historical newspapers

  • Reels may be lent for up to 4 weeks

Periodicals

  • Bound: Copies only

  • Unbound: Copies only

  • Microfilm: Copies only, except as noted above for the Manuscript Collections and historical newspapers

  • Electronic Format: Contingent upon our license agreement for each database/online service

Special Collections
Items do not circulate.

Photocopy Service
No charge for exposures or scanning; maximum limit 50 pages.

Billing Policy
Fitchburg State does not charge for any type of Interlibrary Loan Service. Borrowing libraries will be expected to pay for lost or damaged materials.

Postage
Fitchburg State does not charge postage. We request that return mailing labels be included with requests.

Comments
Our full lending policy is posted in the OCLC Policies Directory and periodicals holdings are listed in WorldCat.


WILL (Walk-in Interlibrary Loan Program) Libraries:

Fitchburg State students, faculty, and staff may borrow circulating materials directly at any Massachusetts state university through the Walk-in Interlibrary Loan program at no charge. (UMass Worcester - Medical does not participate in this agreement).

Simply present your Fitchburg State Student One Card I.D. card at that library's Circulation Desk to register for borrowing privileges. If you have a pictureless student I.D. card, you may be asked to provide a picture I.D. such as a driver's license. As part of this cross-borrowing agreement, you, the student, agree to abide by that library's policies.

At the request of the lending library the Gallucci-Cirio Library at Fitchburg State, as your home institution, agrees to place a hold on both your Fitchburg State library account and your Fitchburg State student account if you fail to return an item or do not pay any accrued late fines/lost fees. See list of participating libraries.


ARC (Academic and Research Collaborative) Libraries:

ARC is a group of libraries in the Worcester area to which the Gallucci-Cirio Library belongs. Through the collaborative Fitchburg State students, faculty, and staff may borrow circulating materials directly at most of these libraries. Within this group we participate in both a student and a faculty/staff cross-borrowing program.

In order to borrow circulating materials directly from any of these libraries, you must present a Student, Faculty ,or Staff ARC Card issued by our Circulation Department and your Fitchburg State One Card I.D. at that library's circulation desk. To get your ARC Card, please inquire at the Circulation Desk of the Gallucci-Cirio Library. See list of participating libraries.

At the request of the lending library the Gallucci-Cirio Library at Fitchburg State, as your home institution, agrees to place a hold on both your Fitchburg State library account and your Fitchburg State student account if you fail to return an item or do not pay any accrued late fines/lost fees.

Note: In order to receive a Fitchburg State ARC Card, you must have an active library account in good standing with us. We reserve the right to deny/revoke this auxiliary privilege to any Fitchburg State member whose library account is or becomes delinquent with us or any of the ARC member libraries.

Lost/Damaged Replacement Fees = $15 processing fee plus cost of the item.