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 made to other Texas Navigator libraries between August 1, 2020, and July 31, 2021. You can find your library’s lending statistics in your NRE account by clicking “Reports” on the left-hand menu, selecting “Monthly ILL Statistics” with a start date of August 1, 2020, and an end date of the current date, and generating the report. The Responder – Shipped column will represent your eligible lends to date.
This year’s program will open for participation in the Grant Management system on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. TSLAC staff will host an informational and instructional webinar that day from 2:00 to 3:00 pm CST, any library staff may register and participate here, a recording will also be made available if you are not able to attend the live presentation:
It continues to remain a local decision whether your library offers ILL services to your patrons and fellow libraries. You can suspend or unsuspend your Navigator account as needed based on your available resources and designated safety measures.
For information on what services libraries across the state are currently offering to their communities, including ILL services, you can visit our COVID-19 Information and Resources for Library Workers page and explore the Library Status Project resources at the top of the page. Please feel free to update information for your library while you are there!
Please contact Sara Hayes, Statewide ILL Coordinator, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.