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RitzDiscovery Library Account: Resource Sharing / ILL

Who can use Resource Sharing and Interlibrary Loan?

SUNY Resource Sharing and Interlibrary Loan are available to current students, faculty, staff and emeriti.

Digital ARTICLES marked "No Online Access - Click Here for Additional Details" may be requested through Resource Sharing / Interlibrary Loan. Follow the directions outlined below.

Resource Sharing: Books

If you are unable to find the book title you are looking for using our RitzDiscovery Search Everything search, please change the search to search SUNY Catalog.   Remember to sign in.

RitzDiscovery Sign in to get complete results


If the title you are looking for is found, Check for Available Services Request from Another Library.

A resource sharing form will populate with the information of the book that you are looking for.  Hit Send Request.  This request will be forwarded to SUNY for fulfillment.   If unfilled, it will pass to Interlibrary loan (ILLiad) to be processed. 

Book requests through Resource Sharing or ILLiad typically take about 1 week to fill.  You can log into your RitzDiscovery account to see the status of your book request. 

Resource Sharing: Articles

If you cannot find an article that you are looking for in RitzDiscovery, click on "Expand results to include items without full text" which can be found in the upper left side of the screen.  

Expand results to include items without full text

If you locate an article that you are interested in, follow the links described below.  Sign in to get your borrowing options.

Sign in to get complete results and to request items

RitzDiscovery will give you a "No online access -- Click Here for Additional Details" message. Follow the links to complete the resource sharing request. If SUNY is unable to fill the request, it will automatically enter the Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) system.  

No Online Access Click Here for Additional Details

Check for available services

Request from another library


A pre-populated form will open filled out with the requesting information. Spot check the details.  Scroll to the bottom of the form and hit Send Request to initiate the process. 

Send request


Articles filled by SUNY will be sent to your sunydutchess email account, typically within 24-48 hours.  A download link to the article is also available by going to your Library Card account, and selecting the Requests tab

If an article must be filled through ILL, you will be notified through email to access your ILL account.  You can check the status of your article request through your ILLiad account. 

Interlibrary Loan

A book or article may be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) even if it cannot be found in the SUNY Catalog.  

Please login using your myDCC credentials. 

Interlibrary loan logon

If you have not logged in before, you will be asked to enter your contact information. Once completed or if you already have an ILL account, you will be transferred to the ILLiad Main Menu.  

Your request will automatically populate if you initiated it from RitzDiscovery. Otherwise, select New Request --> Book or New Request --> Article, and enter all required information.

ILL new request for books or articles

Click Submit Request.

Article requests are typically filled within 48 business hours. 

You can log into Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) at any time to check on the status of your request. 

What is?

What is Resource Sharing?

Resource Sharing allows the borrowing and lending of books and articles within the SUNY network. If an item is unavailable through SUNY, an Interlibrary loan request is generated.  

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary loan allows for participating libraries to lend and borrow materials.  If a book or article is not owned by our library, it may be available from another library through Interlibrary loan.  We cannot guarantee that the item you request will be available from another library.


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