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Resource Sharing Contacts
Refer to LORI Interlibrary Loan Best Practices for additional information.
Select the best method for requesting a specific title or article in this priority order:
OSL interlibrary loan service is available to valid OLIS library card holders.
The Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) has collaborated with the Massachusetts Library System (MLS) to create an interstate delivery service. This service enables Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts libraries to send and receive interlibrary loan items across the state border at no cost to participating libraries.
Use the appropriate delivery slip when supplying and returning items to MA and RI participating libraries. RI uses 3-letter codes to represent each library; MA libraries are addressed to the name of the town, university/or network, not by code. Please refer to the index of libraries in each state to find the appropriate code or library name.
RI supplying libraries and OLIS ILL Clearinghouse users may use the interstate delivery to return items to MA participating libraries.
OLIS ILL Clearinghouse Users: Follow the standard procedures
WorldShare ILL or ILLiad libraries: With each request submitted in WorldShare, leave a note such as the following in the Borrowing Notes: “Library of Rhode Island Delivery ROUTE: XXX” where XXX is your 3-letter LORI delivery code.