Interlibrary Loans

You can use the functionality in Evergreen to assist you in tracking ILL lends and borrows. Checking out the item you are lending to another library in the PINES database also assists patrons and staff since it keeps the item visible in the OPAC, identifies it as checked out, and allows holds to be placed. If you permit renewals of items loaned to other libraries through OCLC’s WorldShare ILL, giving patrons and staff the ability to place a hold on the title in the PINES database while it is out on loan to the borrowing library will help you decide whether to allow a renewal or not. Checking out items borrowed from other libraries to the requesting patron assists you in billing for any fees from the lending library for the loan, charging overdue fines if returned late, or billing the patron for the item if it is not returned. It also allows for emailed reminders to the patron that the item is due.

Please follow the procedures given in the document below.