Behind the Scenes at Briggs Library/ILL

A lot of work at the library goes on behind the scenes. Read about the success of one department below.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Through Interlibrary Loan Services, SDSU students, staff and faculty members may request resources not found in Briggs Library collections. Often the ILL Department can borrow or gain access to resources from another library in a week’s time.

The flip side of ILL is that the library lends our resources to other libraries. Reciprocal lending agreements with other libraries allow us to operate ILL services economically, meaning users do not usually pay a fee for the resources provided through Interlibrary Loan.

Briggs Library is a member of a library consortium called Minitex, which provides services for Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota libraries. Minitex recently recognized Briggs Library as number four on its list of top ten ILL lenders, with 5,509 ILL requests filled in 2008.

Kudos to ILL Lending Technician Rachel Manzer and her student assistants for their hard work.

Linda Kott
Information Services Librarian

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