Use the following links to learn more about Interlibrary Loan
- CDLC ILL Request Options
- CDLC ILL Directory
- Committee on Resource Sharing (CORS) (formerly COIL)
- CDLC ILL Protocol
- Copyright Issues
- ILL Articles & Books
- ILL Web Resources
- ILL Workflow & Procedures
- ILL Field Day VI (held April 23, 2012)
CDLC Interlibrary Loan
CDLC libraries agree to the free exchange of library materials, including, when necessary, gratis photocopies. To support this interlibrary loan activity, the Council maintains a Union Catalog (Capital District Library Access Catalog or CaDiLaC) which includes monographs and the Union List of Serials. CDLC also coordinates the Direct Access Program (DAP) and participates in OCLC and NYSILL.
The CDLC ILL Protocol gives point-to-point ILL access to individual public and school libraries using CaDiLaC for verification purposes. A standardized ILL form was adopted in 1995 to facilitate point-to-point interlibrary loan.
Interlibrary loan requests come to the Council via telephone, fax, mail, the OCLC/ILL subsystem, courier, and electronic mail. These requests are verified by the CDLC staff using OCLC, FirstSearch and printed bibliographic tools such as the NUC pre-1956 Imprints (Mansell). Requests are then searched against CaDiLaC for area locations. The results of these searches are then relayed to the requestor, usually by telephone. For requests with no area locations, CDLC will refer a request via OCLC/ILL subsystem to libraries out of the region.
CDLC also acts as a NYSILL automated transmission site for its member libraries. This enables CDLC libraries to access the New York State Library to request monographs, journal articles, ERIC documents, U.S. Patents, NTIS reports, and government documents.