Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a cooperative service among libraries for obtaining materials not available at your local library. Items requested are located, ordered, and, if available for loan, shipped by mail or other delivery services to your local library.

Lending Requests

Lending requests are welcomed from libraries of all types worldwide. Requests must be submitted from libraries (not individuals) via WorldShare ILL. Content is provided free of charge. Loans are for in-library use only. Libraries that do not participate in WorldShare ILL may make direct email requests to

Borrowing Requests

Interlibrary Loan borrowing privileges are available to Corning Museum of Glass Staff, Fellows and Rakow Award Winners in Residence. ILL borrowing services are not generally available to Library guests; special arrangements for long-term scholars can be made at the discretion of the Associate Librarian for Public Services. Requests for more information can be submitted to

Lending Policy

The many of the Library’s books and microforms are available to borrow through interlibrary loan. The Library does not loan periodicals, archival & special collections materials, audio/visual materials, trade catalogs and other rare and/or fragile items from its collection.

We Accept: OCLC (code: YKM) Requests Preferred. ALA, IFLA, fax, and email requests also accepted.

Loan Period: Four (4) weeks.

Renewals: Renewals are negotiable. A renewal period, if any, is determined by the Interlibrary Loan Librarian.

Charges: There is no charge for borrowing materials or for traditional or electronic copying.

Billing: We prefer OCLC IFM.

Hours: The Interlibrary Loan service is open Monday - Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Closed weekends and business holidays.


  1. Borrowed items are for In Library Use only.
  2. The total number of requests per day per institution is ten (10).
  3. A library may not have in its possession (per patron) at any given time more than the following:
    • Two (2) books
    • Five (5) fiche
    • Three (3) rolls of microform

Replacement: Lost or damaged items will be billed at actual replacement cost. There is a $10, non-refundable, processing charge.


Attn: Interlibrary Loan
The Rakow Research Library
5 Museum Way
Corning, NY 14830
Tel: +1.607.438.5330
Fax: +1.607.438.5392

Copyright Restrictions

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 not be "used for any purposes 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.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Copyright Restrictions Specific to ILL

Under the 1976 Copyright Law specific restrictions may apply to materials that may be obtained through ILL. The two most common limitations are: no more than one article from any single periodical ISSUE, within the last five years, may be received per calendar year and no more than five articles from any single periodical TITLE within the last five years, may be received per calendar year.