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Course Reserves—both physical and electronic (Ares)—contain pertinent course readings and materials your professors have designated specifically for your courses. (Ares course page passwords are disseminated only by your faculty members.)
Fordham students in the online learning programs enjoy borrowing privileges for materials owned and available at the Fordham University Libraries. Borrowing Fordham materials may be conducted in person at any Fordham campus library using your digital ID to checkout, or through our Interlibrary Loan Department (ILL) for Fordham materials to be mailed to your home.
Fordham’s online-only graduate students and faculty have access to Fordham’s interlibrary loan (ILL) service. Interlibrary loan’s primary focus for those involved in the online-only programs is to provide digital materials of articles and book chapters. Loans from outside libraries will not be requested via ILL unless the student/faculty member is able to travel to one of Fordham’s three campuses to retrieve and return. In addition to providing digital copies, Fordham Libraries has developed a plan that allows affiliates of the online-only program living in the U.S. to access its physical circulating collection.
For more information and to create an account, click here and then the "First Time Users" link on the ILLiad home page. When creating an account, choose Online Only-Graduate as one’s status and Virtual Campus as one’s delivery location. Please notify Charlotte Labbé (firstname.lastname@example.org), Head of Interlibrary Loan, once you have created an ILLiad account.
Document Delivery allows current students to obtain email delivery of print resources not already available electronically through Fordham's databases and e-journals. Items available in our electronic holdings, including electronic reserves, will not be sent through our Document Delivery service.
All requests must meet the copyright guidelines set forth in Title 17 of the U.S. Code, governing copyright and fair use, in order to be processed. We attempt to fill all requests in the order they are received. If resources are stretched, we reserve the right to limit the number of requests per user to 5 articles each business day (Monday-Friday).
Please complete all fields in this online Document Delivery Request Form to submit your request.
Having trouble opening an article on your laptop? Struggling to navigate a specific database. Click here to get tips for remote access, best practices for access problems, and contact information for when you need it.
Fordham students in the online learning programs enjoy access privileges at a number of university, college and institutional libraries throughout the country, with the presentation of your Fordham University digital ID. A full list of institutions participating in reciprocal access programs with Fordham is available as a PDF download below.
Please contact the library you are interested in using to determine the access policies and/or restrictions before visiting in person. Please note that some of our reciprocal access partners may have visitor restrictions during certain hours of the day or during certain periods of the year.
A range of video and multimedia resources are available to online students, including:
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