[bksvol-discuss] Re: Paying for ILL

  • From: Kelly Pierce <kkellyp@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 00:05:27 -0600

Here in Chicago, interlibrary loans of books are free, unless the
lending institution charges a fee to the library.  However, there may
be a charge for large requests for magazine and journal articles if
the library needs to tap another institution and they charge a fee.

The University of Illinois has America’s fifth largest library with
more than 12 million volumes.  As a taxpayer, I helped pay for this
and believe I should be able to obtain certainly more than a measly
five books a year from this incredible resource.


On 1/25/12, Roger Loran Bailey <rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> I only used interlibrary loan once and there was no mention of a fee. I
> was told that if they had to go out of state for it I would be charged
> for shipping, but they found what I was looking for in state.
> On 1/25/2012 10:35 PM, Shelley L. Rhodes wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I am just curious.
>> How many of you have a fee or a charge or a requested donation
>> associated with Interlibrary loans?
>> For many years ours were free, and we could borrow items from across
>> the state.  But this year with budgets being cut, we are now, only
>> allowed 5 free ones a year, and then the rest are a $3.00 donation per
>> item, which I consider fair, and told the librarian that when she was
>> talking to me about it.  I use the service a lot, I will readily admit.
>> But I was just wondering.  Is Pennsylvania catching up to other states
>> in this.
>> Shelley L. Rhodes, M.A. CVRT
>> and Ludden black Labrador Guide Dog.
>> In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends
>> imprisoned by an enchanter in paper and leathern boxes. -Ralph Waldo
>> Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)
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