Definitions for "Inter-Library Loan"
the library department that handles patrons' requests to borrow materials from another library, and fulfills such requests for our materials.
A service which makes it possible to borrow from another library materials which Del Mar College Library does not own.
If a library does not have or subscribe to a book or journal article (in paper), it can borrow a copy, by reciprocal arrangement, from a cooperating library that does. For journals articles this usually means a photocopy, which includes the Copyright Clearance Centre charge, the photocopy charge, and the charge, if any, for the reciprocal ILL arrangement.
a voluntary and cooperative service