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ILL Contact Information

For questions regarding Interlibrary Loan, contact Gabrielle Petek

Robinson Music Library
11021 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106

The Basics

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service used to obtain materials not available at CIM or Case Libraries.

Please note that materials requested through ILL should support coursework at CIM.

The most common materials requested through Interlibrary Loan are scores, books, and dissertations.

Before you proceed with a request, please remember:

  • Request only one item per form.
  • No more than three requests can be made at a time.
  • The library will absorb lending costs up to $25 per patron, per year. Requests exceeding this limit can be processed but patrons will be contacted before materials are sent. 
  • Most requests require 1-2 weeks for processing and delivery -- please plan ahead.

To skip ahead to the online form, please click here.


    Who Can Borrow

    • CIM Conservatory students
    • CIM Conservatory faculty
    • CIM Preparatory faculty
    • CIM Staff

    Conservatory alumni, preparatory students, Cleveland Orchestra Members and other special borrowers may not request materials through Interlibrary Loan at CIM. However, other area libraries do offer this service to patrons. Please contact the circulation desk for more information at 216-795-3114.


    What Can You Borrow

    The most common materials requested through Interlibrary Loan are scores and books.

    Audio and video recordings are requested far less frequently. These items are also less available at lending libraries as they are sometimes considered non-circulating.

    Excellent alternatives for media items not held in our physical colletion include Music Online, Naxos Music Library and the Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM).

    Dissertations are available in both print and electronic formats. Those written by CIM students can be requested at the Circulation Desk. Also, a small assortment of bound dissertations from other institutions can be found in our collection.

    Digital Dissertations (ProQuest), provides access to dissertation abstracts submitted by various instititons in the United States. In addition, PDF files of entire theses and dissertations are available for purchase. VPN client is needed to access this resource.


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