Answered By: Jessica Bower
Last Updated: Oct 08, 2018     Views: 99

Q: I’m hoping to get a newly-published book through Interlibrary Loan. Is this possible?
Answered by: Jessica Bower

Sometimes book publications are delayed.  If you find the book in Worldcat, please check to see whether the record lists page numbers or size.  If it doesn’t, the book probably has not been published yet.  You might double-check the actual publication date through

If the title is currently in high demand by library users (i.e. bestseller, textbook, or book recently in the news) it may be difficult to find a library that can lend a copy to Yale.

If the book was published in the last year or is in high demand via interlibrary loan, you may get it faster by asking the Yale Library to buy it via their Purchase Request Form.   

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