Statewide Interlibrary Loan Updates

If you are a new Texas public library director or staff member, you may not be familiar with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s (TSLAC) Statewide Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Program for Texas public libraries, or not as familiar as you would like. And even if you’ve been at your library for a little longer,…

FY 2021 Interlibrary Loan Lending Reimbursement Program

While interlibrary loan activity and services have been touch and go over the last year, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission is glad to be able to make lending reimbursements available to participating Texas libraries again this year.  The annual ILL Lending Reimbursement Program awards eligible and participating libraries a set amount per lend…

Curious about the statewide courier?

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) contracts with Amigos Library Services to a manage a statewide courier program, TExpress/Trans Amigos Express (TAE), that facilitates the delivery of interlibrary loan items between Texas academic and public libraries. In addition to more than 240 participating libraries in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico, the courier connects to…

Statewide Interlibrary Loan : Current Considerations

Libraries are across Texas are in various states of reopening as we adjust—and readjust—to life during the COVID pandemic. During changes to library services related to COVID, it is  a local decision whether and when  your library is ready to borrow and lend materials through ILL.  We hope you find the information below helpful in decision…

TSLAC ILL TexShare Virtual Conference Registration

Join us on August 6, 2020 for a free virtual conference, with sessions focusing on resource sharing programs from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Speakers will present information on statewide interlibrary loan, the TexShare Card program, TexShare Database instruction, and the courier program. With tracks for academic and public libraries, all library staff…

Interlibrary Loan Lending Reimbursement Program and Statistics

As libraries have adjusted and reinvented their services over the last two months, interlibrary loan activity has been put on hold (pun intended!) across Texas and the country. While ILL lending has been suspended of late, TSLAC is still offering lending reimbursements through the FY 2020 ILL Lending Reimbursement Program for lends made during the…