At the October 2008 meeting, the Board of Directors adopted the revised Lewis & Clark Library System Interlibrary Loan Policy. The revised policy and procedures are posted below. All library staff, not just ILL staff, should review the System’s Interlibrary Loan Policy.
The System’s Interlibrary Loan Service supports and encourages interlibrary loan activity between its members, all ILLINET libraries, and all legally established libraries. The System’s interlibrary loan service provides training and support to System members. We have also collected some links of best practices and helpful hints.
The member libraries are able to access the System’s shared automated catalog database, known as GateNet. Other interlibrary loan databases include I-SHARE and OCLC FirstSearch. GateNet members may request electronically directly from Rolling Prairie Library System and the Shawnee Library System. All others may use SILC to request electronically from them.
- Lewis & Clark Library System Interlibrary Loan Policy, October 2008
- Lewis & Clark Library System Interlibrary Loan Procedures, October 2008
- ILLINET Interlibrary Code, 2008 version
An outgrowth of interlibrary loan, reciprocal borrowing is when patrons with a valid public library card go to a library that is not their “home” library and borrow materials. In reciprocal borrowing, the patron travels to the material. An example would be when a patron from the Worden Public Library District visits the Staunton Public Library.
- Your Network to a Bright New World, Reciprocal Borrowing brochure
- Illinois Intersystem Reciprocal Borrowing Covenant
- Reciprocal Borrowing in a Shared Consortium World, as presented at the February 2009 GateNet Circle and Catalogers meeting.
Illinois Library Delivery Service (ILDS)