Delivery Service History and Background Illinois State Library
History and Background
The transportation and delivery of library materials has been a feature of library service and development since the founding of the regional library systems in the 1960’s. Until automated library systems became widely available and shared systems were developed, delivery was done primarily within a regional system’s boundaries.
By the 1980’s, statewide resource sharing became both feasible and highly desirable. There have been, at least, seven major consultant’s reports, task forces and white papers on the creation, refinement and reconfiguration of statewide delivery service in Illinois. This 35 year process culminated in the 2014 recommendations of the Illinois State Library’s Delivery Advisory Committee.
Some of the more recent and relevant documents related to statewide library delivery may be accessed below.
Consultant and Task Force Reports on Delivery
- Circulation and Universal Borrowing: Assessment of ILDS Delivery within ILCSO Working Group Final Report, April 12, 2005
- Illinois Library Delivery Service White Paper Revised October 2006
Statewide Delivery Committee 2013-2014
- Executive Summary and Recommendations
- Delivery Advisory Committee Final Report and Recommendations Adopted by the Illinois State Library Advisory Committee, April 10, 2014
Rules and Policies
- Delivery of Library Materials Memorandum Issued by the Assistant General Counsel, Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, November 27, 2012
- Illinois Library System Act – Standards for Core Services to Members [23 Ill. Admin. Code 3030.215]
- ILLINET Interlibrary Loan Code [23 Ill. Adm. Code 3030.Appendix A]