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This quarter the library requested and received 30 items from other libraries. 27 libraries worldwide supplied items to our library, 2 of our requests were from transportation libraries. 23 of our requests were supplied by academic libraries, 2 by federal libraries, 2 by state libraries, 2 by public libraries, and 1 from a private library. Items requested were from libraries in 17 U.S. states. In all, 18 of the requests were filled as hard copy (books/reports) and 12 as photocopy/digital/ fax (articles, chapters, excerpts).
Since our ILL service began in 2006 we have always borrowed more than we are asked to loan — as many as 70 items in a quarter. But lending continues to decrease and we see that this quarter we only loaned one item. We can only loan if requests come to us, but we do routinely decline requests for loans of items we don't have or which are checked out.
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Note: Document Deliveries are items patrons request that library staff scan or download from a database or subscription resource and sent to the patron as a service.