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ShareIt Texas (Interlibrary Loan)

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Texas libraries participating in TSLAC's statewide interlibrary loan program are currently migrating from the Navigator/NRE system to the SHAREit system for ILL management.  We are scheduled to have our system fully migrated to the SHAREit Texas Armadillo Network system on Friday, June 21, 2024.  Please use the new link SHAREit Texas Armadillo Network

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that allows us to share resources with other libraries.  Registered patrons may request materials from other libraries through ILL. 

Registration to Requested Materials

Only patrons who have registered library account are eligible to place ILL requests.  All library accounts must be renewed annually.

Requests

  • Patrons are limited to no more than 5 requests at a time.
  • Patrons are responsible for all ILL items checked out to their library account.  Lost or damaged items will be billed to the patron at the discretion of the lending library.
  • Patrons must have a working telephone or email address. Whichever is the primary method through which staff will contact patrons regarding their requests.
  • ILL can take two to six weeks to arrive.
  • Due dates are set by the lending library.
  • We cannot guarantee that a lending library will loan an item.

Renewals

  • Renewals are at the discretion of the lending library and must be placed before the due date.

Conditional

Occasionally a lending library will loan a title if we agree to certain conditions, or a library will offer an alternative to the original delivery method.  We will default to the information provided at the time of the request when responding to lending library conditionals.

  • Consider adding the following to the Patron Instructions field when placing your request:
    • In-Library Use Only: Will you accept an item that cannot be taken outside the library?
    • Copies:  Will you accept copies if a lending library cannot send the hard copy? If so, specify page numbers or sections (ex: index, chapter 1).

Picking up your ILL requests

  • Items must be picked up from the new items shelf.
  • Items must be picked up by the requester and not by a proxy (including a family member, friend, coworker, or courier).

Contacting Austin Memorial Library regarding your ILL request

ILL Instructions

Submit an ILL request

  1. First check the Austin Memorial Library online catalog  If the item is not available proceed to step 2.
  2. Go to SHAREit Texas Armadillo Group Catalog
  3. Log in using your library card and pin
  4. Search for material in the SHAREIt Group Catalog using the basic default search or the advanced search. 
  5. When you decide on a specific record, click on the title.
  6. On the left hand side click on the Request Item button.
  7. On the request this item screen, complete as many fields as possible.
  8. Click Submit to submit your request.  You will be notified by phone or email in 2-6 weeks when the items arrives.
  9. You may check your account and status at any time by logging on your account,  Under Your items you will be able to see what items you have from other libraries.
  10. Don't forget to logout when you are done.

Library is closed due to potential of inclement weather

Due to Hurricane Beryl the city has closed all city departments Monday July 8th 2024. All items due will be renewed.