Current Status of Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is an important service offered by the UC Merced Library that involves borrowing materials from other libraries. However, ILL requires that many libraries are open and able to lend us materials so that we can deliver them to you. Right now this isn’t the case, as most other libraries, like ours, are being staffed remotely. This makes it impossible for us to borrow and deliver items like we normally would although we are still fulfilling requests with digital delivery when possible.
To help mitigate this, HathiTrust has given the UC Libraries access to their Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). This service makes a number of physical items held at UC Libraries available through limited digital means. More information on that service can be found here.
We understand that this isn’t ideal and are working to figure out how we can safely provide this service in the future when more libraries start to resume some of their operations. If you have further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.