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WorldShare Interlibrary Loan

Connect your users to the collections of thousands of libraries through the largest interlibrary loan network in the world.


WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Global

Provide local users with access to global library content

More than 10,000 libraries worldwide use OCLC's resource sharing network to lend and borrow resources. Together, they effectively create a shared, global library collection for the benefit of all their users.

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Increase ILL efficiency through workflow automation

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan automates ILL workflows to save time for library staff, resulting in timely delivery of items to the people who need them. Integration of many ILL activities reduces the time spent on manual processes related to selecting lenders, linking to library OPACs, managing lending fees and more.

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Connect your users to the full text they expect

Quickly get users to electronic resources and print materials in your collections and the collections of other ILL libraries. Integration with the WorldCat knowledge base can reduce turnaround on article requests from days to hours and saves time for your staff. Easy identification of freely available, open-access resources helps conserve your ILL budget.

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Lend documents quickly and securely

Document delivery through Article Exchange is built into WorldShare ILL and ILLiad® workflows, saving time for staff and library users. Lending libraries worldwide can upload requested documents so that users can retrieve articles or book chapters obtained for them via interlibrary loan. Integration with the WorldCat knowledge base provides visibility for electronic resource holdings, enabling simplified sharing of electronic articles.

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Make more informed decisions

Built-in, detailed statistical reports help inform plans for your library's services.

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Member stories

A WorldShare of Opportunity: Using the Change to Make Real Change


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At Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jennifer Grey viewed the transition to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan as an opportunity to update all of the library's ILL processes. Jennifer shares best practices for adopting WorldShare Interlibrary loan and shares tips for instituting ILL workflow changes.

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WorldShare Interlibrary Loan is available as a stand-alone service or as part of the WorldShare Management Services suite.

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