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.

Borrowing our Materials

We welcome requests from users around the world. Please submit your request through your local library. We will loan many of our books and microforms. We do not loan periodicals, archival & special collections materials, audio/visual materials, or trade catalogs. Loans are for in-library use only. You may borrow items for four weeks, with the possibility of renewal.

Staff ILL Service

Corning Museum of Glass staff, Fellows, and Rakow award winners in residence may borrow materials through our ILL service. The Associate Librarian for Public Services may also grant access to this service to long-term scholars.

Information for Borrowing Libraries

Method of Request: OCLC requests preferred (code: YKM). Email requests ( are also accepted.

Loan Period: Four weeks, with the possibility of renewal.

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


  1. Borrowed items are for in-library use only.
  2. The total number of requests per day per institution is 10.

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
[email protected]
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.