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Interlibrary Loan

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of Resource Sharing services are available at CDLC?

CDLC libraries agree to the free exchange of library materials, including, when necessary, gratis photocopies. To support this interlibrary loan activity, the Council maintains a Union Catalog (LiNX) of our member's holdings. CDLC also coordinates the Direct Access Program (DAP) and participates in OCLC WorldShare ILL, DOCLINE, and NYSILL.

What are the "rules" for interlibrary loan?

The Regional Interlibrary Loan Procedures For CDLC explains the basic guidelines and protocols for ILL at CDLC libraries. 

The Reference and Users Service Association (RUSA) has provided codes and guidelines for libraries and interlibrary loan. RUSA is a division of the American Library Association.  CDLC has adopted those codes. 

Who should I contact if I need help?

For general questions about resource sharing at CDLC, contact Meghan Wakeman to schedule a virtual or in-person meeting to address your resource sharing needs. 

If you have a question about specific request or need to speak to a specific library, you can find the proper contact information in the ILL Directory.

Can I use the courier to ship an ILL book?

CDLC facilitates courier delivery across multiple systems and library types. The CDLC office is no longer a courier stop. Please consult the Delivery LibGuide to see whether or not a library utilizes a courier and how to send items properly.

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