Out-of-System ILL

Member libraries have two options for borrowing materials that are not in the 4CLS shared database.

The New York State Library loans materials from many of its collections to other libraries.  How to borrow from the New York State Library.

When materials cannot be borrowed otherwise, BARC (Bibliographic and Referral Center) is a last resort service of the SCRLC (South Central Regional Library Council) currently administered by Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3).

Information on how to use BARC can be found here: http://tc3.libguides.com/barc

Create an Account

To utilize the program you must first create an account with Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3).  There are two ways to create an account:

When your account is created, your library will be issued a username and password

Requesting Items

To request material through BARC, follow these steps:

  • Search for the item in the TC3 catalog
    • If the item is not found, try the other options under ‘Change Libraries’
      • Quick Delivery Libraries (most of the SUNY libraries)
      • Worldwide Libraries (OCLC’s WorldCat)
    • When the item is found, click ‘Get It’
    • Log in with your username & password
    • Click Submit Request

The item will be mailed to your library along with a return shipping label.

Mail it back to the TC3 library to return it.

If you have any difficulties, contact the TC3 Library at TC3Library@tc3.edu or call 607-844-8222 ext. 4361