ILL Policies

Last Updated On September 18, 2019
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Recommended IFLS Policies for ILL–Library as Borrower

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is defined as items borrowed from another library and circulated locally. The following policies may not apply to items borrowed through your shared system.

Too New for ILL?

IFLS will not refer requests for materials published/released in the last four months outside of the IFLS system.

Renewals

Requests are at the discretion of the lender. Many libraries will renew if you request via WISCAT or call directly. IFLS can renew materials from MORE libraries.

Overdue Fines

Charge the same fines that you would charge for in-house materials.

Lost Materials

The Borrowing Library is always responsible for the cost of borrowed ILL materials. Actual cost for lost materials is billed by the lending library. Contact the lending library.

Filing

If keeping paper files, consider filing pending interlibrary loan requests by title. If materials are received with no paperwork, the requests will be easier to find.

Recommended IFLS Policies for ILL — Library as Lender

For the following lending policies, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is defined as items lent to another library outside of your shared system.

Loan Periods

  • 35 Days – All circulating materials
  • 28 Days – All renewals

Overdue Fines

Other libraries not charged fines per National ILL Code.

Renewals

At lending library’s discretion.

State ILL Policies

2016 Wisconsin Interlibrary Loan Guidelines (PDF document found on the Resources for Libraries & Lifelong Learning Resource Sharing website).

National ILL Policies

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