Here is the new edition of the standard directory Library Journal "...recommended to all libraries that regularly borrow library materials." and that Booklist complimented for its "copious indexing that facilities access..." Now in its seventh edition, this invaluable standard reference for interlibrary loan has been expanded to include libraries outside North America and fee-based document delivery services. Approximately 1700 academic, public, and special libraries in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Israel, Australia, and other countries are listed. Over 200 foreign libraries are represented (up from 45 in the sixth edition) including libraries from more than fifty countries ranging from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Information about each library includes interlibrary loan address and telephone number; acceptable methods of transmission; turnaround time; media exchanges; charges of all kinds, lending and depository status of government documents, billing procedures; Docline, and Ariel and Internet addresses. New data in this edition includes the URL for the library's interlibrary loan policy if it is available as well as geographic regions to which foreign libraries will loan.
Completely updated and expanded lists indexes libraries that loan government documents, periodicals, and microfilms; libraries that loan to foreign countries; and libraries that loan technical reports, computer software or newspapers. Interlibrary Loan Policies Directory now also offers numerous new indexes to facilitate access. These include: libraries that loan doctoral dissertations, master's theses, maps, or genealogical materials; as well as indexes listing E-mail and Docline addresses, URLs for Online Public Access Catalogs (OPAC), participants in OCLC's Interlibrary Loan Fee Management (IFM) program, and libraries outside North America that loan internationally. ILL is designed to help librarians efficiently consider options for accessing resource materials, based on criteria important to users - turn-around time, cost, length of borrowing period, etc. This directory is a worthwhile investment for libraries which either borrow or lend, since it provides an up-to-date representative ILL service policies for libraries to consider as they revise their own policies as well as a ready-reference tool for day-to-day work.
"Copious indexing facilitates access to the more than 1,700 entries." Booklist "Libraries of all sizes should find this directory helpful to library staff as a supplement to online information about ILL policies." American Reference Books Annual"