Interlibrary lending


ALIA's involvement in interlibrary lending is led by our Interlibrary Lending Advisory Committee (see governance and structure). The role of the committee is to advise the board on interlibrary lending and resource sharing policy and practice. In previous years, the committee provided advice about the ILL voucher system (no longer operating). It is responsible for the Interlibrary Research Sharing Code and the ShareIt wiki.

In 2018, the committee produced a Snapshot of the Australian Interlibrary Loan Environment

Interlibrary Resource Sharing (ILRS) Code

The ALIA Interlibrary Lending Advisory Committee regularly reviews the principles and guidelines in the Interlibrary Resource Sharing (ILRS) Code to ensure that it continues to be relevant, and keeps pace with changes in practice and technology. The latest code, endorsed by the industry peak bodies, came into force from 1 January 2014. A review is taking place in 2019.

Share It 

Share It - Australia's Interlibrary and Resource Sharing (ILRS) Wiki - is a useful resource to find out more about interlibrary lending.