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Cataloging, ILL & Automation Resources: Cataloging and Interlibrary Loan

Cataloging Resources

Alaska Specific Resources

These resources may help you find standard names for Alaskana materials in your collection. 

Cataloging Articles

What is Interlibrary Loan?

As defined by the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States, "Interlibrary loan is the process by which a library requests material from, or supplies material to, another library. The purpose of interlibrary loan as defined by this code is to obtain, upon request of a library user, material not available in the user's local library."

There could be a free electronic copy!

Thanks to a mix of statewide database subscriptions and legal collections of free materials, you may be able to find the item your patron wants at no cost as an electronic copy. 

Interlibrary Loan Resources

OCLC WorldCat is available for the librarians and staff of libraries within Alaska. All libraries have been mailed the necessary ID and password. If you need current ID and password information, please call 800.776.6566.