Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Existing or occurring between or involving two or more libraries: an interlibrary loan; an interlibrary network.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Between libraries.

Etymologies

inter- +‎ library (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I work in interlibrary loan, and I'm in charge of receiving borrowed materials.

    msagara: An open letter to Trade Publishers

  • Todd’s study also identified issues with levels of resources available to students, low participation in interlibrary loans, low budgets and budget decreases, limited online search capability for school library catalogues, and limited access to computers and school library websites.

    2008 IASL Conference -1

  • That would end statewide programs such as interlibrary loans and a program that offers electronic resources for small businesses, said Patricia Tumulty, executive director of the New Jersey Library Association.

    CourierPostOnline.com - News

  • It's also very hard to find -- I have only a photocopy from interlibrary loan -- but Smith's daughter Rosana Hart will soon make a reprint edition available for sale.

    REVIEW: The Rediscovery of Man by Cordwainer Smith

  • According to the report, Sullenberger contacted his local library, which had received the book on interlibrary loan from Fresno State University, and asked for an extension of the loan.

    February 5th, 2009

  • They have a great collection, you will rarely need interlibrary loan, but can just go online and if the book is in any branch they will deliver it to the branch nearest you.

    Discourse.net: Books Snark

  • That better service ranges from staff attitude to actual responsiveness to interlibrary-loan (and even intra-library loan!) requests, and includes academic research in rather obscure materials both inside and outside of law.

    Discourse.net: Books Snark

  • Some of these we actually interlibrary loan from different libraries and they go right back on the shelf (sigh …).

    Daddy moved out and Mommy is upset (and it is probably your fault) « Awful Library Books

  • Even if their policy is to not accept donations, they may make an exception for manga, which is HUGELY popular with teens, at least in my area – so much so that some libraries have chosen not to allow their manga books to be interlibrary loaned to other libraries in the system ..

    Donations gone wrong « Awful Library Books

  • I have pretty much given up on trying to get things on interlibrary loan, as our library is so self-absorbed and navel gazing they do not have ILL agreements with any libraries outside their immediate counties.

    What’s The Fuss About Episodic Fiction? « Tales from the Reading Room

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