Tuesday, June 5, 2018

New Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Policies at SDSL

The South Dakota State Library Board approved new interlibrary loan policies for the state library.

There are two new policies with main points listed here; we encourage library staff to review the entire policy documents:

SDSL ILL Policies

  • Pertain primarily to libraries that request interlibrary loans via the state library
  • Remind libraries to request materials via South Dakota Share-It
  • Remind libraries on the courier that they must send their monthly statistics electronically
  • Include the limits on number of requests for public and school libraries

South Dakota Share-It: Statewide Interlibrary Loan Policy

  • Include library staff guidelines and best practices
  • Include responsibilities of borrowing and lending libraries
  • Remind libraries in the union catalog they must update their holdings at least once per year or risk suspension of borrowing until records are updated

The policies have been posted to the following web pages:

Please contact us with any questions.