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.
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
- Texas Group Catalog
- Navigator Staff Request Engine (NRE)
- NRE Help
- OCLC Navigator Support Site
- Texas Group Catalog Widget for Websites
- Texas ILL Protocol
Navigator Training Materials
- Texas Navigator Group Overview (recording)
- Recorded Navigator Training Tutorials for Staff
- Navigator Quick Reference Guides
- Navigator Refresher Webinar
- Checklist for creating a WorldCat data sync collection for updating records (Texas libraries)
- Data Sync Collections Webinar recording (1 hr 16 min 24 sec) *No password required
Data Sync Collections Webinar Slides
- Calendar of trainings
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. For SFY2017 Navigator lending activity, libraries will eligible for a reimbursement based on lends provided and available funds. Detailed participation instructions are available here. For more information about the reimbursement program, please contact Sara Hayes at 512-463-5406 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have further questions, please contact Sara Hayes, Interlibrary Loan Program Coordinator, at 512-463-5406 or by email at email@example.com.
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.