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Information Nevada: Sending Requests Out of State

Sending Requests Out of State

Requests that are not available through the resources of the local library are sent to NSLAPR. A Nevada library can request up to five items a month for NSLAPR to request on their behalf.

If the item is unavailable in Nevada and the request complies with the National Interlibrary Loan Code, 2016, NSLAPR checks various catalogs for out-of-state locations.

When searching for verification or locations for an item, the NSLAPR does not duplicate the work that the local libraries have done. Please be sure to inform NSLAPR what sources have been checked already to assure that no source will be overlooked prior to sending the request out of state.

Borrowing libraries must notify the NSLAPR staff when they receive requested items borrowed through NSLAPR on their behalf. When the borrowing library receives the item, they should call or email NSLAPR immediately. NSLAPR will then update the transaction online.  When returning items borrowed through OCLC, the borrowing library must call or email NSLAPR again so the transaction can be updated.

Some libraries have direct access to OCLC (CoOp, UNLV, UNR, CCLD, WASHOE, BCL, HEND...) and are sending requests directly if the items are found in their region or group access area region.

Fees and charging – Each library should have a policy developed concerning any fees or charges to their library patrons. Some areas to consider are: should there be a charge at all; should there be a charge only for special services, such as a rush request; should ILL borrowing be an integral part of library service and be paid for out of acquisitions or operations budgets; should fines be charged for overdue items, etc.  Once a policy is established, patrons need to be aware of all possible costs to them.

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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.  

NSLAPR 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 to the Website Team 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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