It’s more important than ever to keep abreast of the latest developments in ILL! Whether you’re looking for some of the classic titles in the field or new books, journals or other print sources, this page provides information on publications that are of interest to resource sharing professionals and practitioners.

Interlibrary Loan Journals

Other Library Journals


  • Baker, Shirley K. and Jackson, Mary E. The Future of Resource Sharing. Haworth Press, 1995.
  • Bradford, Jean, and Brine, Jenny. Interlending and Document Supply in Britain Today. Chandos, 2006. This book is an excellent summary of ILL in the UK.
  • Breeding, Marshall. Resource Sharing in Libraries: Concepts, Products, Technologies, and Trends. ALA TechSource, 2013. Simultaneously published as Library Technology Reports, vol. 49, no. 1 (Jan. 2013).
  • Buston, Roxann. Interlibrary Loan in College Libraries. Chicago: American Library Association, 1993. CLIP Note #16.
  • Chang, Amy and Jackson, Mary E. Managing Resource Sharing in the Electronic Age. AMS Press, 1997.
  • Croft, Janet B. Legal Solutions in Electronic Reserves and the Electronic Delivery of Interlibrary Loan. NY: Haworth Press, 2004.
  • Goodson, Carol. Providing Library Services for Distance Education Students: A How-To-Do-It Manual. NY: Neal-Schuman, 2001.
  • Higginbotham, Barbra Buckner, and Bowdoin, Sally. Access versus Assets: A Comprehensive Guide to Resource Sharing for Academic Librarians. Chicago: American Library Association, 1993.
  • Hilyer, Lee Andrew. Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery: Best Practices for Operating and Managing Interlibrary Loan Services in All Libraries. NY: Haworth Press, 2006.
  • Hilyer, Lee Andrew. Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery in the Larger Academic Library. NY: Haworth Press, 2002. Published simultaneously as Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, and Information Supply, vol. 13, nos. 1-2.
  • Hoffman, Gretchen M. Copyright in Cyberspace 2: Questions and Answers for Librarians. NY: Neal-Schuman, 2005.
  • Horton, Valerie, and Bruce Smith. Moving Materials: Physical Delivery in Libraries. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010.
  • Jackson, Mary E., with Bruce Kingma and Tom Delaney. Assessing ILL/DD Services: New Cost Effective Alternatives. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, 2004.
  • Kelsey, Paul. Profiles of Best Practices in Academic Library Interlibrary Loan. New York: Primary Research Group, 2009.
  • Kingma, Bruce R., and Irving, Suzanne. The Economics of Access versus Ownership: The Costs and Benefits of Access to Scholarly Articles via Interlibrary Loan and Journal Subscriptions. NY: Haworth Press, 1996.
  • Library Information and Resource Sharing: Transforming Services and Collections, ed. Beth Posner. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2017.
  • Lipscomb, Carolyn E. Information Access and Delivery in Health Sciences Libraries. Scarecrow Press, 1996.
  • Mitchell, Eleanor, and Walters, Sheila A. Document Delivery Services: Issues and Answers. Information Today, 1995.
  • Morris, Leslie R. Interlibrary Loan Policies Directory. 7th Ed. NY: Neal-Schuman, 2002.
  • Nyquist, Corinne. Resource Sharing Today: A Practical Guide to Interlibrary Loan, Consortial Circulation, and Global Circulation. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
  • Rupp-Serrano, Karen. Licensing in Libraries: Practical and Ethical Aspects. NY: Haworth Press, 2005.
  • Russell, Carrie. Complete Copyright: An Everyday Guide for Librarians. Chicago: American Library Association, 2004.
  • Twenty-First Century Access Services: On the Frontline of Academic Librarianship, ed. Michael J. Krasulski, Jr. and Trevor Dawes. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2013.
  • Verminski, Alana, and Blanchat, Kelly Marie. Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Management. ALA Neal-Schuman, 2017.
  • Weaver-Meyers, Pat L., Stolt, Wilber A., and Fong, Yem S. Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery and Customer Satisfaction: Strategies for Redesigning Services. Haworth Press, 1996.
  • Weible, Cherie L., and Janke, Karen L. Interlibrary Loan Practices Handbook. 3rd ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 2011.

Proceedings and Publications from Specialized Sources

Association of Research Libraries


Indiana Resource Sharing Taskforce

Interlibrary Loan Application Standards Maintenance Agency

  • Bibliography. Lists web-accessible publications on the ISO ILL standard.

National Library of Canada

Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference


Primary Research Group

Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative

Shuh, Barbara. The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Protocol.