ILDS, the Intersystem Library Delivery Service, connects the delivery services of the cooperative library systems in Illinois, the Illinois State Library, and the CARLI governing and associate member libraries (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois--includes the University of Illinois, Eastern Illinois University, Parkland College, and Danville Area Community College and Lakeview College of Nursing). This statewide delivery service facilitates resource sharing among more than 3,000 ILLINET member libraries. ILDS is coordinated by CARLI and financed in part by the Illinois State Library
Who can use the ILDS Service?
Lincoln Trail Libraries
System members sending or returning interlibrary loan materials directly
to out-of-system ILLINET libraries.
How to use the ILDS Service
ILDS delivery must have ILDS labels with the ILDS stop or
system affiliation and the final
destination clearly marked on the label. Information on system
affiliation for Illinois libraries can be found at L2 (Library Learning) http://www.librarylearning.info/libraries
delivery label is available as a printable pdf file for libraries
needing additional supplies. A list of the 3-letter codes
and agency names of the ILDS direct stops is available at
All inquiries, questions, or problems about the delivery system should
be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Libraries are responsible
for correctly labeling materials that are being sent or returned
directly to non-LINC ILLINET libraries, using ILDS routing tags when
IHLS and ILDS staff coordinate
statewide delivery pickups, schedules, and record keeping.
Individually addressed first-class
letters should not be routed via ILDS. Photocopied resource-sharing
library articles should be labeled clearly in an envelope with an ILDS
ILDS labels can be used only
for in-state deliveries. Out-of-state materials must be returned
via U.S. mail or other delivery services such as UPS or Fed Ex.