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For libraries wishing to temporarily suspend ILL lending, the following steps will help expedite the forwarding of lending requests to libraries that are continuing to lend. Thanks to Bill Shrout, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), who originally prepared this information. KYVL has made minor updates as of March 13, 2020.

KDLA, a separate agency from KYVL, administers a Resource Sharing group agreement with OCLC (the Online Computer Library Center) which provides some Kentucky public libraries with access to the OCLC WorldShare ILL system for providing interlibrary loan services to their library customers. For more information, contact Bill Shrout at 502.564.8376 or william.shrout@ky.gov.

Interlibrary loans may be initiated in FirstSearch, available through KYVL, but lending and borrowing are processed administratively through WorldShare ILL. Any library with an OCLC ILL subscription has access to WorldShare ILL.

Suspending ILL

Just say no

Even though most libraries have requests set to timeout in 4 days for so, in the “Lending Requests” area, for a request, you can click “No,” with any reason or no reason, and the loan request will immediately go to the next library in the lending string.

You can access OCLC information about responding "no" to requests at this link.

Configure an extended closure

From WorldShare ILL Interlibrary Loan Home:

  • Click on “OCLC Policies Directory” in the “Other” column.
  • Sign in to the OCLC Polices Directory using your 9-digit “Authorization” number and password.
  • In the “Schedule” tab, click “+ Add” in the “Closure” area.
  • Supply a name—Maybe “Temporary closure”
  • Select a “Type”—Maybe “Operation Related”
  • Select the “Start Date”
  • Select “No” next to “OCLC Supplier”
  • Once library operations resume, be sure to “Delete” this closure.

OR

Temporarily list your library as not an OCLC supplier

From WorldShare ILL Interlibrary Loan Home:

  • Click on “OCLC Policies Directory” in the “Other” column.
  • Sign in to the OCLC Polices Directory using your 9-digit “Authorization” number and password.
  • The OCLC Policies Directory should open on your library’s “Profile” page.
  • In the “OCLC Supplier” area, click “Edit.”
  • In the “Edit” dialog, select the “No” button next to “OCLC Supplier.”
  • When you library is ready to resume ILL lending, follow these instructions and select the “Yes” button next to “OCLC Supplier” in the “Edit” dialog.

Resume lending

If you have listed your library temporarily as NOT an OCLC supplier

From WorldShare ILL Interlibrary Loan Home:

  • Click on “OCLC Policies Directory” in the “Other” column.
  • Sign in to the OCLC Polices Directory using your 9-digit “Authorization” number and password.
    • The OCLC Policies Directory should open on your library’s “Profile” page.
  • In the “OCLC Supplier” area, click “Edit.”
  • In the “Edit” dialog, select the “Yes” button next to “OCLC Supplier.”

If you have configured an extended closure

From WorldShare ILL Interlibrary Loan Home:

  • Click on “OCLC Policies Directory” in the “Other” column.
  • Sign in to the OCLC Polices Directory using your 9-digit “Authorization” number and password.
  • In the “Schedule” tab, click “Delete” next to the extended closure you configured in the “Closure” area.
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