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ILLINET Interlibrary Loan and Reciprocal Borrowing Statistical Survey

Purposes  |  Library Performance Assessment System  |  LibPas Data Input and Survey Instructions


The Illinois State Library, a division of the Illinois Office of the Secretary of State, is the agency responsible for the collection, comparison, and analysis of statewide interlibrary loan and reciprocal borrowing statistical data. Annually the State Library prepares and distributes the ILLINET Interlibrary Loan and Reciprocal Borrowing Statistical Survey in order to collect statewide interlibrary loan and reciprocal borrowing transaction data. The data collected is compared and analyzed for use within Illinois.

Illinois citizens are uniquely advantaged in the resource sharing model created and enhanced by Illinois libraries. The infrastructure upon which this system of resource sharing has been established is called ILLINET (Illinois Library and Information Network). ILLINET is the cooperative multitype (academic, public, school, and special) network of Illinois libraries that work toward a common goal: optimizing resource sharing through seamless boundaries in order to provide quality service to the end user. Statewide resource sharing is further enhanced via the Illinois Library Delivery Service (ILDS).

The monitoring of the interlibrary loan and reciprocal borrowing traffic that flows seamlessly from library to library is paramount in measuring and evaluating the: (1) number of requests initiated, filled, and unfilled; (2) methods of requesting as borrowers and lenders; (3) impact of resource sharing options [interlibrary loan and reciprocal borrowing]; (4) effectiveness of statewide delivery; (5) trends that provide directions for addressing statewide needs, initiatives, and programs; and, (6) collaborative efforts of every individual Illinois library as a proactive partner in sharing resources throughout the multitype Illinois library community.

Library Performance Assessment System (LibPAS)

The Library Performance Assessment System (LibPAS) is a Counting Opinions web-based service used by library organizations to capture, consolidate, process, report and compare report Library performance metrics. LibPAS for Illinois libraries is accessible by visiting the URL provided below. Library usernames and passwords to access the system are the same as they were when using the previous system.

FY2014 ILLINET Interlibrary Loan and Reciprocal Borrowing Survey

The deadline to complete the online survey is October 31, 2014. Data submitted should cover Fiscal Year 2014 (July 1, 2013–June 30, 2014). Please review the following instructions prior to completing your library’s online survey. These instructions are also available on the LibPAS login screen on the web portal.


If you have questions, please contact the following Illinois State Library staff members or service provider: