Illinois Library and Information Network (ILLINET) Illinois State Library
ILLINET, established in 1975, is a statewide library alliance, representing over 3,000 academic, public, school and special libraries that are members of Illinois' library systems (RAILS, IHLS and CPLS). With the support of the Illinois State Library and the library systems, ILLINET libraries collectively provide a strong foundation for statewide resource sharing to meet the diverse information needs of Illinois citizens.
The online consortial catalogs, known as Local Library System Automation Programs (LLSAPs) and the Illinois statewide Library delivery service (ILDS) funded by the Illinois State Library through grants to IHLS, RAILS and ILDS, which is managed by CARLI are key components of statewide resource sharing. LLSAPs contain the holdings of ILLINET library collections, and provide access to circulation and interlibrary loan services. Online access to library collections, coupled with statewide delivery ensures a strong network of resource discovery and fulfillment throughout Illinois.
ILLINET Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Code
The ILLINET ILL Code (rev. 2015), approved by the Illinois State Library Advisory Committee, endorsed by the Illinois Library Systems, and adopted by the State Library governs interlibrary loan policy within ILLINET. The ILL Code is based on the 2008 version of the American Library Association (ALA) Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States.
ILLINET ILL Statistical Survey
The Illinois State Library collects and analyzes resource sharing and reciprocal borrowing data via the ILLINET ILL Statistical Survey. Local libraries can also view their own ILL statistics online. Completion of the ILLINET ILL Statistical Survey is required of all ILLINET member libraries in accordance with administrative rule [23 Ill. Adm. Code 3030.200 (a)(2)(O)]. The FY 2021 (July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021) ILLINET ILL Statistical Survey will remain open until March 31, 2022.