I love interlibrary loans. My university, NC State, does have a large volume of titles. However, we’re primarily an agriculture and engineering school, not a humanities one. Fortunately for me, the other triangle universities are very good about sharing books with one another, so I have access to the libraries of Duke and UNC. This is especially nice because I have access to the Duke Divinity School library! I recently requested Craig Keener’s long commentary on Matthew. The funny thing was, when I visited the Divinity School last week, I forgot that I had requested it and went looking for it in their library! I was a bit disappointed to not find anything, but pleasantly surprised a few days later when I got an e-mail saying that my interlibrary loan request was ready to pick up.
Perhaps I should lay off for a bit if I can’t even keep track of what I’ve requested.
But what’s the fun in that? ;-)
2 thoughts on “On Abusing the Interlibrary Loan System”
I’m trying to figure what the fun is in getting books from the library and having to give them back! I just couldn’t do it! ;-)
Nick: That would be ideal! I don’t think I could manage it either, although there is a book sale coming up… ;-)