February 15, 2011

FAQ: I found the title I wanted to ILL but there aren’t any holdings on it. What do I do?

If it’s a new title, check back in a few days. We try to help the catalogers at our member libraries by making bibliographic records available as soon as possible, often before the publication date. If you’re looking at an older title, it’s likely that any NHAIS libraries which previously owned the title have since discarded it. We keep the bibliographic record in our system in case another library adds a copy. In some cases, though, we’ve just added records for older titles based on requests submitted by libraries and we haven’t added their holdings yet. Thus, even with older titles, it might be worth checking again in a few days.

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