Thursday, November 18, 2010

Interlibrary Loan's Top 10 Libraries Borrowing From and Lending to Us

Last year the Interlibrary Loan Department tweeted the Top 10 Libraries that we borrow material from and the Top 10 Libraries that we lend material to. You can find that on the official Wellesley Free Library Twitter feed.

This time around we thought we'd list the Top 10's on the blog for your reading pleasure.

Top 10 Libraries Lending Us Materials

  1. Boston College
  2. UMASS Amherst
  3. Brandeis University
  4. Wellesley College
  5. Tufts University
  6. Northeastern University
  7. Smith College
  8. Williams College
  9. Amherst College
  10. Mount Holyoke College
Top 10 Libraries Borrowing Materials From Us

  1. Quincy Public Library (on behalf of the former Central, Western, and Southern regions)
  2. Stonehill College
  3. UMASS Boston
  4. Mid-Continent Public Library (Missouri)
  5. Tufts University
  6. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  7. Boston College
  8. Boston Public Library
  9. Simmons College
  10. UMASS Amherst
If you followed this last year you'll notice that there are some changes to the list. Brandeis University, Harvard University, Holy Cross, and Denver Public have all fallen off the above list of top 10 libraries borrowing material from us. They still borrow materials from us but not enough to warrant a place in the top 10.

Both lists also show that most of the items borrowed for patrons here and lent to patrons elsewhere are loans between Massachusetts libraries outside of the Minuteman Library Network. Most of those loans are also between libraries that use the state funded library delivery system.


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