What is interlibrary loan?
An interlibrary loan (ILL) transaction is a request to borrow from another library system or institution, any books or other materials, which are not available through EasiCat. Anyone with a valid Eastern Shores Library System card may use this service. If you have not found the title you need in EasiCat , you may submit an ILL request at your local public library. Please provide as much information as possible to help identify the specific item that you are seeking, such as the title, author, publisher, ISBN, etc.
Is everything available through ILL?
Libraries generally do not lend materials published within the last 6 months, non-circulating and reference materials, genealogical materials, newspapers in original format (newspapers may usually be borrowed on microfilm), whole issues of magazines, computer software and games, rare or valuable items, and items from special collections. If you need multiple copies of an item please refer to the Resource Sharing Book Club Requests page by RL&LL, (Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning) part of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
What if I'd like an article from a magazine?
Libraries may not provide whole issues of magazines however, photocopies of individual articles may be available. Consequently, when requesting a magazine not available in the library's catalog, please include as much article information as possible on a blank request form. This would include the complete title of the magazine, the title of the specific article, author, volume and issue number, date of the magazine, and pages of the issue. If a particular article is not desired, but a copy of the table of contents will suffice, please request that. In addition, many full-text magazine and journal articles are available in the Badgerlink databases.
What is the cost?
There is no direct charge to the customer for interlibrary loan services. However, borrowers are responsible for overdue charges incurred or for any charges incurred for lost or damaged items. For more information click here.
How long will it take to receive the item I requested?
Delivery of ILL items can take from 2 - 6 weeks depending on the location of
the item, its availability at the lending library and the lending library's
Why can't you get what I've requested?
Sometimes the item is in use. Sometimes the library will not lend it because it is a reference item and must be used in the library. Sometimes the library says "no" without giving a reason. Sometimes we cannot find a library that owns the requested title. Please remember that not every library that owns a particular item will lend it via interlibrary loan.
Please talk to your local public librarian in Eastern Shores for more information.
Librarians with questions should contact Alison Ross at 920/208-4900 ext 314 or send and email to email@example.com . For more information about WISCAT contact the staff here.
Bifolkal Kits (available to ESLS libraries only)
Copyright Information (from South Central Library System)
Delivery Procedures and Schedule for the ESLS Delivery Vehicle
Genealogy Resources: (at Wisconsin Historical Society)
Multiple Copies of Titles to fill Book Club Requests (from RL&LL)
OCLC Libraries' 3- Letter Codes (from OCLC)
OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing Tutorials
South Central Delivery
for a Tale Kits (available to ESLS libraries only)
WISCAT ILL Borrowing from (RL&LL)
Wisconsin Interlibrary Loan Guidelines and the Best Practices for Library Staff
WorldCat Resource Sharing Documentation
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