Some of the services available from NSLAPR include access to materials and information not available at the local level. These include interlibrary loan of more specialized books, periodical articles, and government publications. Other services include bibliographic verification through the searching of specialized sources, answering reference requests, accessing online bibliographic databases and assistance in locating the items cited by the computer searches, as well as accessing the holdings of libraries throughout the United States.
The most frequently used service by libraries is the interlibrary loan of specific titles. If the locations have been verified a library may request books directly from the holding library. An exception to this rule is the school library. When school libraries need to go outside of their area for materials they send those requests to NSLAPR. Subject requests or reference referrals may be called in or directed to NSLAPR Reference. Requests which cannot be filled from resources available to the individual libraries in-state or out-of-state, or which cannot be verified by these libraries, may be forwarded to NSLAPR. If such requests meet the guidelines of the National Interlibrary Loan Code, 2016, NSLAPR will request materials from out-of-state libraries, assist libraries in borrowing directly from out-of-state sources, and aid in verification.
Guidelines and limitations on what materials can be requested through interlibrary loan are detailed in Section 2 of this manual. In general, libraries should use common sense when requesting materials. A library should evaluate requests to determine if the patron is best served through interlibrary loan or by some other method, such as direct purchase, substitution, subject search, on-site research, or by referral to a local resource person.
Use of the network to borrow recently published books is allowed under these procedures, but the lending of these items is left to the discretion of each library. Many libraries will not loan new books for a period of six months. Generally, requests to borrow books published in the current year cannot be sent out of state.
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