Answered By: Peter Brunette
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2018     Views: 11

Once you request material (book, DVD, journal article, etc.) through interlibrary loan, it may take at least ten days for the material to arrive at the Hatch Library, so please plan accordingly when requesting. As soon as the material arrives at the Hatch library and is available for pickup, we'll let you know via your Bay Path email address.

Depending upon how easily the material you request is to obtain through interlibrary loan, your item may take longer than ten days to arrive at the Hatch Library. Journal articles requested usually arrive as PDF files sent to your Bay Path email address and may come faster, but still prepare that your article will take at least 10 days to arrive.

If you're an online or distance (CMC/EMC) student or faculty/staff member, once your interlibrary loan material arrives at the Hatch Library, we will send it to your home address listed in our records via first class mail, which may take longer than ten days from your request date to arrive at your home.

Note: We cannot deliver interlibrary loan materials to PO boxes.

If you have any questions about the status of your interlibrary loan material, please call the library at (413) 565-1376, or send an email to, and a librarian will get back to you as soon as possible.