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Resource Sharing @ South Central Regional Library Council: About Resource Sharing Services through SCRLC

Resource Sharing services and opportunities from SCRLC

Delivery Options

SCRLC supports the efficient delivery of interlibrary loan material among its members by offering the following services:


Empire Library Delivery (ELD)

A service of the Empire State Library Network, ELD provides delivery service to all libraries that were formerly part of the LAND system.



SCRLC offers the UPS delivery service, CampusShip, for regional shipping of your returnable interlibrary loan materials. CampusShip provides an easy, web-based shipping system, with pickup and next day delivery in most of NYS, and NYS contract pricing for reduced costs to all members. SCRLC administers the account and will invoice you at predetermined periods depending on your volume, with no administrative fee.

SCRLC Resource Sharing Delivery Subsidy Grant

SCRLC may have funding available to reimburse individual libraries and library systems for interlibrary loan items lent to other SCRLC member organizations. Funding is based on a formula that takes into account the total funds available, how much the library/library system lends to other members, and the number of applications received. All member libraries and library systems are eligible to apply for this grant. To be considered, a member must complete the application form and have submitted their annual interlibrary loan statistics.

Funding is dependent on SCRLC’s operating budget; therefore, availability may vary from year to year. More information is available in the Resource Sharing Subsidy Policy.

Please contact with questions or for additional information.

Resource Sharing @ SCRLC

Resource Sharing at South Central Regional Library Council (SCRLC) is a service provided to member libraries that not only promotes the exchange of resources through traditional Interlibrary Loan, but supports initiatives including the Bibliographic & Referral Center (BARC) for last resort interlibrary loan, training for staff and continuing educational opportunities. 

Resource Sharing initiatives are outlined in the annual Plan of Service (pg. 11). SCRLC relies on input from a Resource Sharing Advisory Committee to recommend and help realize these goals.  The Advisory Committee and resulting sub-committees are always looking for participants from resource sharing staff at member libraries. 

Bibliographic and Referral Center (BARC)

The service is intended to help libraries that are unable to maintain an OCLC subscription provide interlibrary loan services to their patrons.  

  • Service to be utilized as "last resort"
  • Currently hosted by Tompkins County Community College (TC3)
  • Available to all SCRLC members

More information about BARC is available on the SCRLC website

Information on how to get started with BARC is outlined in a guide created by TC3.  

Use this form to request ILL via BARC: 

Outreach Services Librarian

Molly Brown
This project is administered by the South Central Regional Library Council with funding from the Institue for Museum and Library Services.