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Interlibrary Loan: Librarian's Role

Interlibrary loan allows a patron to request through his/her local library materials from, or supplies to, another library. The purpose of interlibrary loan is to make available to patrons upon request, materials not available in the local library.

Speak With a Librarian

What the Librarian Can Do For You

The librarian will among other things:

  • Promoting the library's resources to users.
  • Ensure efficient retrieval by users
  • Always ready and happy to assist the patron in a variety of ways to ensure satisfaction with the information provided.
  • Respond to daily requests for information face to face and online.
  • Train patrons to effectively and efficiently search the Library catalogue, Internet and other electronic resources
  • Provide an interlibrary loan service for the library's loanable resources and maintain records
  • Provides users with information literacy training when necessary.


Interlibrary Loan Process

Contact a Librarian

If you need further information on how to search for library resources, you can speak directly to a librarian by visiting your campus library's reference desk or connect with a librarian of your choice from the link below.

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Beverly Burte
Western Jamaica Campus Library,
10 Queens Drive,
Montego Bay

Tel.: 876-885-3446