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Interlibrary Loan: Home

A guide to resource sharing activities and services at MLS and beyond.

Resource Sharing News

December 2021

A few notes about this time of year regarding Interlibrary Loans: 

Shipping -- the USPS experiences heavy volume this time of year, which can slow down delivery times. Please let your patrons know that it may take longer than usual to get materials in. Also, if you're able, please make sure to note the tracking number for ILLs that you return.

Academic libraries -- many academic libraries close from mid-December to mid-January for their school's winter break. It can be more difficult to borrow items on Delivery during this time. If we think we'll be able to borrow something once libraries re-open, we will let you know to try again in January. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the Resource Sharing team at ill@masslibsystem.libanswers.com.

Thank you!

Contact us!

Resource Sharing Team
ill@masslibsystem.libanswers.com (best method for email)
866-627-7228 select option #4

Laura Bogart, Resource Sharing Assistant
laura@masslibsystem.org x318

Kathryn Bowen, Resource Sharing Assistant
kathryn@masslibsystem.org x321

Vincent Nguyen, Resource Sharing Assistant
vincent@masslibsystem.org x316

Alison DeMers, Resource Sharing Librarian
alison@masslibsystem.org x317

Scott Kehoe, Library Resources Director
scott@masslibsystem.org x308

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