Answered By: Paige Mann
Last Updated: Jan 05, 2017     Views: 182

Interlibrary loan, like Link+, is essentially libraries borrowing and loaning materials to one another on behalf of their patrons. However these two services differ from one another in three main ways:

  • What you can borrow through Link+ is limited to books and media while you may borrow books, media, articles, and more through Interlibrary loan (ILL).
  • Once you request items through Link+, you might wait 3-5 business days to receive your request; ILL can take up to 1-2 weeks.
  • The Link+ loan period for books (and some media) is 21 days; the loan period for most media is 7 days. ILL loan periods are set by each lending library and may vary from 3 weeks to 3 months.

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