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Interstate Delivery: Handy Guide for Academic Libraries

A guide to interstate Delivery with Rhode Island for Massachusetts libraries.

Help for WorldShare / ILLiad Libraries

If you request interlibrary loan items using ILLiad or WorldShare, you can borrow from and lend to participating Rhode Island libraries using interstate delivery.

Borrowing from Rhode Island Libraries

Academic libraries may wish to create Custom Holdings Paths to identify participating RI libraries more easily. Need help? Please visit our guide for creating Custom Holdings Paths. These free lenders can be favored in your daily borrowing, and you can even make groups based on format. Remember to check the OCLC Policy Directory, and also Sue's AV Lenders List in ShareILL. Submit requests in the usual manner, but please remember you can return items through delivery, using the special RI Delivery Slips and three-letter codes.

Lending to Rhode Island Libraries

Our neighbors to the south appreciate the items we lend through the interstate delivery program. It's easy to provide resources. Start by looking at the borrowing notes, making sure that a particular RI library is participating in the program. These libraries will often include a reminder of their delivery codes, and you can send items through delivery, using the special RI Delivery slips and three-letter codes. If you include a return address delivery slip for your own library, that will make the transaction even smoother. Please note that many different Rhode Island libraries request items under the umbrella "RDS" OCLC symbol, and pay close attention to address information.

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MLS Advisor for Interstate Delivery

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Scott Kehoe
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Marlborough, MA 01752
508-357-2121 x308
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