The newly revised Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States (2016) has been approved by the ALA RUSA Board of Directors and is now in effect.
All librarians and library staff in the United States who handle interlibrary loan requests or supervise resource sharing operations should read and familiarize themselves with the new ILL Code and its associated documents:
To facilitate your careful reading, you may also wish to consult the Summary of Major Changes which highlights areas of substantial change. One of the most notable changes in the new ILL Code is that Due Date has been redefined as the “date by which the material is due to be checked in at the requesting library for return to the supplying library.” See sections 4.12 and 5.7 of both the ILL Code and Supplement for more information. Please consider any local implications of this change; for example, supplying libraries should implement a grace period before sending overdue notices to account for items in transit back from the requesting library.