Inter-library loans

Integrated inter-library loans

LIBERO has an integrated inter-library loan (ILL) system providing an integrated way of working with inter-library loan requests, reserves, inter-library loan charges and overdue notices.

Management of ILL WITHOUT inter-library loans function

To manage inter-library loans with LIBERO, you do not necessarily have to use the ILL function.

Should you for example have a low number of active and passive ILL requests, you can also manage these ILL requests with the normal circulations function.

Management of ILL WITH inter-library loans module

If your library should have a high number of ILL requests and/or you are a participant in an online ILL system of a union, the administration of inter-library loans over the ILL module is recommended.


  • Management of active and passive ILLs
  • Input and maintenance of lending partners'/libraries' records
  • Printing of despatch labels and accompanying letters
  • Sending of notifications to lending libraries and users by email
  • Analysis of ILL statistics via ODBC interface
  • Online inter-library loans via SLNP interface

The administration of ILL requests is separated according to active and passive inter-library loans. In both cases, the requests can be manually input as well as put through the online interface into the system. The numerous details of a requests can be called up and altered at any time in a well-arranged display screen.

LIBERO v6 Interlibrary Loans

In the so-called monitoring of requests function, the current ILL requests can be sorted according to various criteria such as status, lending library or ILL-reference. In addition you can narrow the search results further with the help of various search filters, which facilitates a well-targeted processing of your inter-library loans.

LIBERO v6 Interlibrary Loans

The inter-library loans function is integrated with the circulation function so that library circulation staff can always call up the current status of all inter-library loans of a user as well as the lending library.

The user himself can follow the current status of his ILL request in his user account in WebOPAC.

LIBERO v6 Interlibrary Loans

Inter-library loans in a union system

For participation in an online ILL of a union system, LIBERO offers a SLNP interface over which the exchange of data between the central ILL server (ZFL) and the LIBERO ILL function is managed.

The communication between the ZFL union server and your LIBERO database server controls the LIBERO ZFL server manager.

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