Use the following links to learn more about Interlibrary Loan
- ILL eForm - CDLC members use this form to send requests to libraries within the CDLC region
- eForm Tutorials - How-to guides about the CDLC eForm and other tools associated with the eForm
- ILL Request Options
- ILL Directory
- Committee on Resource Sharing (CORS)
- Copyright Issues
- ILL Products & Vendors
- ILL Web Resources
- ILL Workflow & Procedures
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 WorldShare ILL, DOCLINE, and NYSILL.
Interlibrary loan requests come to the Council via the CDLC eForm. Requests are searched against CaDiLaC for area locations. The results of these searches are then relayed to the requestor, usually by email. For requests with no area locations, CDLC will refer a request via OCLC WorldShare ILL subsystem or DOCLINE.
CDLC also acts as a NYSILL 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.