Interlibrary Loan for Pennsylvania Libraries
The 2011 Pennsylvania
Interlibrary Loan Guidelines and the 2011 Pennsylvania Interlibrary Loan
Procedures Manual provide guidance for the exchange of materials between
libraries. They replace the 1994 Pennsylvania Interlibrary Loan Code and
the 1995 Pennsylvania Interlibrary Loan Procedures Manual. The revisions
incorporated in these new documents represent the work of the Interlibrary Loan
Code Committee and the Interlibrary Loan Resources Committee.
These documents are designed to address the need for increased
flexibility and to better accommodate new technologies. They encourage
libraries to share resources liberally and advise that restrictions of the past
may no longer apply. Each library should create a written policy statement to
share with staff and users that clearly states what materials may be borrowed
The resulting documents continue
to reflect a philosophy that strong and well-defined collections must be
available in libraries of all types and sizes. Interlibrary loan is a service
which may be used to expand and broaden access beyond the scope of local
collections. However, it should serve as an adjunct to collections which meet
most needs of an individual library’s users.
Have a question about our services and collections?
Check out the
specific resources listed on the right or call the Library Development Office at 717-787-8007.