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Borrowing from Other Libraries

Williams InterLibrary Loan

Williams InterLibrary Loan (WILL) offers members of the Williams community (faculty, students, staff and their spouses) several options to borrow materials not available at Williams. Most materials may be borrowed for 30 days and some may be renewed.

For additional information on these services, contact the Sawyer Research Help Desk at 413-597-2515 or the Schow Services Desk at 413-597-4500 or send an email to our Ask A Librarian service.

Before borrowing from another library, make sure to check what is available at Williams. Did you...

  1. Check FRANCIS, the Williams College Library catalog?
  2. Ask a Librarian for help with your research?
If you need Use How long will it take? Can I renew?
Books NExpress Catalog 2 - 4 days Yes, use FRANCIS
Williams WorldCat 2 - 4 days for NExpress
3 - 4 days for BLC
3 - 7 days for WorldCat
Yes, use FRANCIS
ILLiad 3 - 7 days Yes, use FRANCIS
borrow book in-personIn-Person ---- Dependent on specific library policy
CDs, Videos, DVDs NExpress Catalog 2 - 4 days No
ILLiad 3 - 7 days Yes, use FRANCIS
Journal
Articles
Citation Linker
Citation Linker
1 - 2 days Not Applicable
Chapters or Pages of a Book ILLiad 1 - 2 days Not Applicable
Dissertations and Conference Proceedings ILLiad 5 - 10 days Yes, use FRANCIS
Microform or Other Media Formats ILLiad 5 - 10 days Yes, use FRANCIS