Southeastern NY Library Resources Council has several inter-library loan (ILL) related services and resources available for members. These include:
See the boxes below for more details. You can also check out our recent webinar providing an overview of Southeastern's resource sharing services. If you have any questions, please contact Resource Sharing and Cataloging Librarian Kelsey Milner.
SEAL is Southeastern’s resource sharing platform. It connects libraries of all types in the Southeastern N.Y. region and allows them to easily share books, DVD’s, and other resources. SEAL is composed of a union catalog powered by Index Data and an email requesting system developed by Southeastern staff. If you are interested in joining SEAL, or would like more information, please contact email@example.com.
The ILL code that regulates resource sharing activities between members of our 8 county system. To simplify compliance with interlibrary loan codes, the Southeastern regional code adopted the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States with Explanatory Supplement, with some regional provisos and two exceptions to the U.S. code.
The Regional Procedures present guidelines and best practices for borrowing and lending materials.
Southeastern can fill medical or consumer health related ILL requests at no cost to regional libraries through the Medical Information Services Program (MISP.) Library staff can use this referral form to submit any ILL requests to Southeastern staff. More information on the MISP program is available on Southeastern's website.
Southeastern NY Library Resources Council has acquired the services of an attorney to offer members timely input on intellectual property, digital rights management, vendor contracts, and other legal issues that can impact library operations. This project is being offered in collaboration with the Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC).
Recent questions and responses for the lawyer are available. Many of the questions relate to copyright law, and could be helpful for ILL practitioners.
Southeastern maintains a directory of academic libraries in the area that offer guest / community borrowing of materials and on-site research access to their materials.