Posted by: farringtonk | May 12, 2015

Yale Libraries to give FREE LOANS to CT Libraries for six months

From Tom Bruno at Yale University:

Dear Colleagues,

My name is Tom Bruno and I am the Associate Director for Resource Sharing and Reserves at the Yale University Library. I have been following the news about reQuest going offline at the end of June, especially since my wife is a public librarian and has been extremely worried about maintaining ILL services for patrons during the transition period until Bibliomation’s new platform goes online.

The Yale University Library and the Yale Law Library would like to assist Connecticut Libraries during the transition from the reQuest ILL system to the new ILL platform by offering free ILL Lending for loans to all CT libraries. This free loan period will begin on July 1, 2015, and will continue until December 31, 2015.

CT libraries who use OCLC/WorldShare ILL will make their ILL requests using OCLC as normal- any loan requests for OCLC symbols YUS (Sterling Memorial Library ILL), YUM (Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library), and GXR will be filled for free.

CT libraries who do not use OCLC/WorldShare ILL should use the following webform to submit their loan requests:

(First-time requesters should email in order to obtain a username and password for the system.)

Yale ILL units will ship requested ILL loan materials via UPS.  CT libraries who borrow library materials from the Yale University Library and the Yale Law Library may return these items via the Ccar service.

Please note that we will continue to charge for ILL Lending article requests per our existing rates.

I know that this is going to be a challenging summer for resource sharing in Connecticut, but I’m pleased that we can offer some form of assistance in this regard. For more information about the free ILL lending loan program to CT Libraries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.



Tom Bruno

Associate Director for Resource Sharing and Reserves

Sterling Memorial Library

Yale University

Phone:  (203) 432-2080

Fax: (203) 432-2257



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