Basically, it is to borrow or obtain copies of materials not found in local collections on behalf of library clientele, and to lend or provide copies of materials requested by other libraries. A formal definition for interlibrary loan (ILL) can be found in sections 1 and 2 of the National Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States, 2016.
Nevada libraries are dedicated to meeting the educational, informational, recreational and cultural demands of the citizens of the State. It is the basic responsibility of each library to satisfy the informational needs of its public. However, many library users have informational requirements that are beyond the resources of their local library.
INFORMATION NEVADA, a cooperative network of libraries, was established to provide more effective access to library and information resources on a local, statewide, and interstate basis through the use of interlibrary loan. The Nevada State Library, Archives, and Public Records (NSLAPR) helps support the network from state and federal (Library Services and Technology Act) funds and serves as the coordinator for network management.
The basis for the design of the network is the philosophical commitment that through the careful coordination of the resources and services of all types of libraries within the State, the quality and availability of materials and information can be substantially improved. Cooperation through interlibrary loan services makes it possible for each local library to satisfy a greater portion of its users' needs, but is not meant to replace local responsibility.
Nevada libraries are not required to participate in INFORMATION NEVADA, but must participate in order to be eligible for LSTA funding through the Nevada State Library. For more information about LSTA eligibility, click here.
INFORMATION NEVADA is a decentralized hierarchy with two levels of service.
Level One: The local, primary library serving the user
If the needed information is not available in the local library, then requests enter the network to be sent to the appropriate library. Any library in the State may refer requests by following the directions in the Procedures section of this manual. Requests that cannot be filled through avenues available to the local library are escalated to the next level.
Level Two: Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records
The Nevada State Library offers a wide range of reference and interlibrary loan services to libraries in Nevada. Details on services the State Library provides can be found on the 'State Library Services' tab. Complete details on the INFORMATION NEVADA program can be found in the Manual located in the INFORMATION NEVADA sidebar.
For further assistance, the NSLAPR team can be contacted via phone (775) 684-3360 or email.
NSLAPR strives to ensure all website users have complete access to our online content. NSLAPR's Website Team is continuously working on making our website compliance more robust and welcomes comments on how to improve our website's accessibility for users with disabilities. If site visitors interfacing with our website, they should contact the Website Team. The e-mail should include the nature of the accessibility problem; the preferred format in which to receive the materials; the web address of the requested materials; and the contact information for the site visitor.
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