Interlibrary lending


ALIA's involvement in interlibrary lending is led by our Interlibrary Lending Advisory Committee (see governance and structure). The role of the committee is to advise the board on interlibrary lending and resource sharing policy and practice. In previous years, the committee provided advice about the ILL voucher system (no longer operating). It is responsible for the Interlibrary Research Sharing Code and the ShareIt wiki.

2018 – Snapshot of the Australian Interlibrary Loan Environment. The Committee surveyed the interlibrary lending community to report on current processes and practices in Australia.

ALIA Interlibrary lending Committee reports

2019 – ILRS code review. The committee reviewed the ILRS Code principles and charges in consultation with the library community.


The ALIA Interlibrary Lending Advisory Committee regularly reviews the principles and guidelines in the Interlibrary Resource Sharing (ILRS) Code to ensure that it continues to be relevant, and keeps pace with changes in practice and technology. The latest code, endorsed by the industry peak bodies,  will come into force from 1 April 2020.  From 2021 recommended fees will automatically be updated with CPI changes.

Share It 

Share It - Australia's Interlibrary and Resource Sharing (ILRS) Wiki - is a useful resource to find out more about interlibrary lending.