the library department that handles patrons' requests to borrow materials from another library, and fulfills such requests for our materials.
A service which makes it possible to borrow from another library materials which Del Mar College Library does not own.
If a library does not have or subscribe to a book or journal article (in paper), it can borrow a copy, by reciprocal arrangement, from a cooperating library that does. For journals articles this usually means a photocopy, which includes the Copyright Clearance Centre charge, the photocopy charge, and the charge, if any, for the reciprocal ILL arrangement.
a system where one library lends an item from its collection to another library. The item is usually borrowed by the library on behalf of a library patron.
this is a service that LIS offers to staff and students who wish to obtain books or journal articles which are NOT in our library stock. Further information on the Inter-library loans page.
When a book or other item needed by a registered borrower is checked out, unavailable for some other reason, or not owned by the library, a user may request that it be borrowed from another library filling out a printed interlibrary loan request form at a service desk, or electronically via the library's Web site.
A means of obtaining full-text materials not in the local Library. Each inter-library loan request costs the Library money and so this service should only used for essential materials.
one library borrowing, for a patron's use, books from another library system; genealogical books are often not available through inter-library loan.
An arrangement between libraries whereby users can borrow items from other libraries within the system.