Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan: Essential Documents & Resources 

Loan ItemsInterlibrary loan is a basic service available to all ILLINET libraries. Millions of items are exchanged between large, medium and small multi-type libraries in a single year throughout the state of Illinois. Governing interlibrary loan transactions in the state of Illinois is the ILLINET Interlibrary Loan Code.

Training staff, understanding basic requesting principles and basic supplying principles ensures successful transactions between libraries. Using tools such as SILC, full-text databases, and WorldCat resources enables a library to open a world of knowledge to Illinois citizens.

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Thank you to our content editor, Laura Frizol, Director, LaSalle Public Library.
Updated, 09/2010, LF

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