Academic library ILL contactsrev.docThe Rochester Regional Library Council facilitates the lending and borrowing of books, journals and other media among all types of libraries in its five-county service area. The goal of the interlibrary loan program is to provide regionally available materials to libraries as quickly as possible. Collections of all RRLC member libraries, subject to each library's internal policies, are made available via interlibrary loan to library users whose needs cannot be met through their own institutional resources. RRLC member libraries do not charge each other for the provision of interlibrary loan.
For libraries that have occasional requests for materials, but no staff to provide resource sharing services, RRLC offers a brokered resource sharing option.
For public libraries that would like to borrow directly from four RRLC academic libraries an option using ILLiad is available.
Libraries needing medical and clinical health resources can place requests into the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. There may be a fee for these items, and the service is subsidized through RRLC's Medical Information Services Program.
For a list of libraries participating in RRLC's interlibrary loan program, refer to the Interlibrary Loan Directory.
To contact any of RRLC's academic library partners directly, users may refer to the list of Academic Library ILL Contacts.
The RRLC Interlibrary Loan Policy Manual provides an outline of the interlibrary loan process and guidelines for library staff involved in interlibrary loan services. This online manual was most recently updated in February 2007.
RRLC tries to make the interlibrary loan process equitable for all of its members. Refer to the most recent Load Leveling list for details.