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Holston River Regional Library Technical Services Assistant: Interlibrary Loan

Regions Served by HRRL

The following regions are served by Holston River Regional Library for OCLC Interlibrary Loan requests:

  • Clinch River Regional Libraries
  • Holston River Regional Libraries
  • Ocoee River Regional Libraries
  • Stones River Regional Libraries

Other regions are served by Falling Water River Regional Library, which can be accessed here: http://tsla.libguides.com/fwrrl/oclcill

Steps to Placing OCLC Requests

  1. Advertise to your patrons that this service is available!
  2. Collect as much information from your patron as possible.
  3. Check AGent to make sure that the title is not available from one of the Firefly libraries.
  4. Fill out the form to request an OCLC loan and email it to me at Amy.Kimani@tn.gov 
  5. I will place the request and let you know if (a) there are no lenders available, (b) if the title has been requested, and then (c) if the title goes unfilled.
  6. Email me and let me know when you receive the title and again when you return the title.

 

And that’s it!  These simple steps open up a whole new world of books for your patrons to enjoy! 

Helpful Tips

Here are some helpful tips to know and share with your patrons:

1.       There are several types of materials that are generally not filled through OCLC.  These include: genealogy/archival materials, whole issues of journals or periodicals, current and popular bestsellers, and reference materials.

2.       Most of the time articles are sent to us in PDF format.  Be sure to ask your patron when they are requesting articles if they would accept it in electronic format!

3.       Including the ISBN or OCLC number really helps make sure that I can request the right title for your patron.  If neither of these is available, try to provide as much information as possible.  Also, if there are multiple editions of a title, ask your patron if they need a certain edition or if any edition would be okay.