ILLINET Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Traffic Survey FAQs Illinois State Library


Does every library system member need to complete the survey, every year?
Yes, annual completion of the ILLINET ILL Traffic Survey is required of all ILLINET member libraries in accordance with administrative rule [23 Ill. Adm. Code 3030.200 (a)(2)(O)].

When can a library complete the survey?
The FY2017 (June 30, 2016–July 1, 2017) ILLINET ILL Traffic Survey must be completed by March 31, 2018.

What is required to login to the annual ILLINET ILL Traffic Survey? A username and password are required to login to the online survey. The username is the agency control number and the main administrative branch number for each library system member. To obtain the username and password contact the State Library at 1-800-665-5576, extension 2 or Counting Opinions at 1-800-521-4930.

What happens if I miss the March 31 deadline?
After March 31, the ILLINET ILL Traffic Survey will not be available. Please contact the State Library for assistance.

Once I login, will any information about my library be pre-populated on the screen?
All applicable indicative data contained on the State Library's data base will be pre-populated on the screen. Indicative data includes the library's name, address, and other identifying information. The information on this screen may need to be updated.

I do not understand the difference between Interlibrary Loan and Reciprocal Borrowing, can you help me?
Interlibrary Loan is the process by which a library requests materials from, or supplies materials to, another library. Whether initiated by library staff or patron, the purpose of interlibrary loan is to obtain, upon request of a library patron, material not available in the patron’s local library.

Reciprocal Borrowing is the right of a person who holds a valid, in good-standing library registration card from a full member public library to borrow materials on site from other library system full member public libraries under the same conditions that the library provides those materials to its patrons, subject to reasonable restrictions approved by the library’s governing board in accordance with requirements of the library system’s resource sharing plan. The term "reciprocal borrowing" encompasses "Statewide Reciprocal Borrowing" and "System-wide Reciprocal Borrowing".

Instructions including a glossary are included on the login screen for the ILLINET ILL Traffic Survey. A webinar has been created to answer your questions as well. Take time to peruse these tools to prepare to complete the survey. And finally, contact the State Library for additional questions.