University Libraries’ Interlibrary Loan service allows
Over the last seven years, the number of maps borrowed using Interlibrary Loan has increased five times. In 1999, 10 maps were borrowed from the Geospatial Center & Map Collection; last year 50 maps were borrowed through Interlibrary Loan by library users from other institutions. As more maps in the Collection are cataloged and accessed through CardCat, the number of maps borrowed through Interlibrary Loan is bound to increase. For example, the maps of the Middle East were cataloged in 2001 at the onset of the war in
The list of institutions borrowing maps from the GCMC through Interlibrary Loan is diverse and geographically widespread. The
Other institutions requesting maps from the GCMC: Vassar College, Brown University, George Washington University, Mississippi State University, University of Oregon, Savannah College of Art and Design, and the State University of New York at Oswego are some examples. The
A number of government agencies have also requested maps from the GCMC via Interlibrary Loan. The Environmental Protection Agency in
Interlibrary Loan allows University Libraries to share materials with library users around the country, including academic libraries and public libraries. And the GCMC enjoys sharing maps from the Collection with other library users. To find out more about using Interlibrary Loan, please visit http://www.bsu.edu/library/collections/ill/ or contact the Interlibrary Loan office during regular business hours Monday through Friday at 765-285-1324.