RRLC Interlibrary Loan Options - Especially for Smaller Libraries
The Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC) has partnered with the University of Rochester to act as a broker to provide Document Delivery/ILL Service for libraries that lack access to WorldCat Resource Sharing. This option is especially appropriate for libraries with only an occasional need for interlibrary loan services, and for those libraries seeking an alternative to other known vendor ILL services whose costs may be prohibitive for smaller libraries.
Libraries are set up with an ILLiad authorization and password through U of R's ILLiad account. Requesting libraries put their requests through this ILLiad account and have them go directly to U of R. If the item is owned at UR, it will be filled directly and quickly. If it is not owned, UR's ILL department puts the request through OCLC and, as always, makes every attempt to fill the request within our region. Barring that, an item can be put on OCLC to be sent out of the region if the requesting library so desires.
How the service works:
1. Interested libraries contact Barbara Ciambor at RRLC to request participation.
2. RRLC staff request creation of ILLiad accounts from UR for participating libraries.
3. The UR library will create institutional ILLiad accounts for participating libraries.
4. Articles and book chapters will be electronically delivered.
5. Materials will be ordered through the UR’s OCLC resource sharing system and delivered to the requesting library.
• Participating libraries will be able to initiate and trace their ILL requests through a Web interface.
• Loaned materials will be shipped via the RRLC delivery where possible, or by expedited delivery service such as UPS or United States Post Office.
Program Participation Fee:
• Participating libraries pay $3.00 per request.
• The University of Rochester will bill program participants directly.
• Participating libraries must retain membership in RRLC.