Interlibrary Loan

Managed by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, the statewide interlibrary loan program embodies several grant programs that work together to enable library users access to materials not available at their local library. It also works with other programs in Texas, the Southwest, and the country to promote resource sharing and provide greater access to information for all Texans.

2020 ILL Lending Reimbursement Program:

Texas Group Catalog and Navigator

Since 2010, Texas Public Libraries have used OCLC's Navigator system to monitor and manage interlibrary loan requests locally.  In addition to the Navigator library staff portal, the Texas Group Catalog allows Texas library patrons and staff to discover materials in Texas libraries, and libraries worldwide, that may not be available locally.  There are over 550 Texas libraries using Navigator to share resources through interlibrary loan.   Learn more about the Texas Group project and Navigator implementation in your library.

Navigator Resources for Libraries

Navigator Training Materials

Resource Sharing News and Updates

Interlibrary Loan Lending Reimbursement Program

Through the Interlibrary Loan Lending Reimbursement program, the State Library reimburses academic libraries and Texas public libraries for loans provided to Texas public libraries using the OCLC Navigator system.  Libraries participating in the FY2019 ILL Lending Reimbursement Program will be eligible for a reimbursement of $9.00 per lend provided to Texs Navigator libraries.  For more information about the reimbursement program, visit here or contact Sara Hayes at 512-463-5406 or

Contact Information

If you have further questions, please contact Sara Hayes, Interlibrary Loan Program Coordinator, at 512-463-5406 or by email at

Request an Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan services are available for registered customers of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.  Requests may be made from the Texas Group Catalog.  Detailed instructions can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact the Information Services staff at the Reference Desk or by telephone at 512-463-5455.

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This program is administered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and funded by the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Page last modified: July 2, 2020