Why Is Interlibrary Loan Closed?

And why exactly can’t university library workers be at work and send us books? If there is a workplace with mountains of space between workers it’s a library. Libraries are extremely understaffed. A worker wouldn’t meet a soul in the stacks for years. You want social distancing? These workers will be better isolated at work than at home.

It’s very very hard to do my research without interlibrary loan for books. And I really don’t want to start suspecting that we are being schooled into accepting life without libraries.

One thought on “Why Is Interlibrary Loan Closed?”

  1. I have not needed interlibrary loan services for several years, so I am not sure what the situation is here. But stopping Interlibrary loan is indeed outrageous. I once ordered a .PDF of a source I needed directly from the library that had it, without going through the UD Library, but I had to pay for it.

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