ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY
Illinois Library and Information Network (ILLINET)
The Illinois Library and Information Network (ILLINET), established in 1975, is a statewide library alliance, representing over 4,000 academic, public, school and special libraries that are members of Illinois' library systems (RAILS, IHLS and CPLS). With the support of the Illinois State Library and the library systems, ILLINET libraries collectively provide a strong foundation for statewide resource sharing to meet the diverse information needs of Illinois citizens.
The online consortial catalogs, known as Local Library System Automation Programs (LLSAPs) and the Illinois statewide Library delivery service (ILDS) funded by the Illinois State Library through grants to IHLS, RAILS and ILDS, which is managed by CARLI are key components of statewide resource sharing. LLSAPs contain the holdings of ILLINET library collections, and provide access to circulation and interlibrary loan services. Online access to library collections, coupled with statewide delivery ensures a strong network of resource discovery and fulfillment throughout Illinois.
ILLINET Interlibrary Loan Code
In 2014, the ILLINET Interlibrary Loan Code Revision Committee revised the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Code to reflect current practices and to include current technology. The revised ILLINET ILL Code [23 Ill. Adm. Code 3030.Exhibit A] became effective April 1, 2015. In addition to their work on the ILL Code itself, the committee produced an ILL Code Checklist and a list of ILL Best Practices to assist librarians in the field. Illinois libraries are required by administrative rule to comply with the ILLINET ILL Code as a condition of library system membership [23 Ill. Adm. Code 3030.200 (a)(2)(C)].
Informational Webinar on ILLINET ILL Code
- ILLINET ILL Code: An Overview Recorded September 24, 2015
- Presentation slides from ILLINET ILL Code Webinar
ILLINET Interlibrary Loan Traffic Survey
The Illinois State Library collects and analyzes resource sharing and reciprocal borrowing data via the ILLINET ILL Traffic Survey. Local libraries can also view their own ILL statistics online. 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)]. The FY2015 (June 30, 2014 – July 1, 2015) ILLINET ILL Traffic Survey must be completed by March 31, 2016.