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2011-2012 Annual Report: Oklahoma City University School of Law Library: Interlibrary Loan

Faculty Driven Purchases Based On Interlibrary Loan

Due to the nature of their studies, faculty members often need interlibrary loan materials longer than standard lending library due dates. Access services staff routinely request renewals for interlibrary loan items charged to faculty members. If an interlibrary loan request has been renewed more than twice, Access services staff make a purchase recommendation for the item to the Law Library Director. This year 33 items were purchased based on interlibrary loan usage costing $1,337.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is primarily a service that provides law students, faculty, and staff access to materials not owned by the Law Library or the Dulaney-Browne Library, but the Law Library also lends materials to other libraries. This year, borrowing and lending service were mathematically equal demonstrating the value of our collection to our faculty and outside scholars.

During the 2011-2012 fiscal year, Interlibrary Loan usage by our patrons decreased slightly from last year, at 6%.  However, the overall number of ILL transactions has increased slightly from last year by 2%.

MAALLCO Statutes

In August 2011, the Law Library signed the MALLCO State Statutory Code Sharing Agreement. Under this agreement participating libraries agree to maintain current print versions of select state codes and fill borrowing requests from other libraries. Under the agreement, the Law Library maintains print editions of Colorado Revised Statues, Michie's Hawaii Revised Statutes Annotated, Idaho Code Annotates, New Mexico Statutes Annotated, Michie's West Virginia Code Annotated, and Wyoming Statutes Annotated. Though many of these state statutes are available online and in databases, many patrons need print editions to create Bluebook appropriate citations.

Participating MALLCO Libraries
University of Arkansas School of Law at Fayetteville
University of Arkansas William H. Bowen School of Law at Little Rock
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Creighton University School of Law
Drake University Law School
University of Kansas School of Law
University of Missouri School of Law at Columbia
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
University of Nebraska College of Law
University of North Dakota School of Law
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Saint Louis University School of Law
University of South Dakota School of Law
University of Tulsa School of Law


This year, 19 borrowing requests from 8 different libraries were filled for law library patrons and 18 lending requests were filled from 1 library.


34 Law Library patrons borrowed 370 articles and books from 109 different libraries. While most of the requests came from Oklahoma and Texas libraries, 1 request was filled by a library in Germany. 

On average, patrons received their requests in 6.24 days. This is an improvement from last year’s average of 7.94 days.

Law Review accounted for 53% of all requests this year. Last year faculty accounted for 62% of all ILL requests and Law Review with only 27%.


This year, the Law Library filled 370 lending requests for 146 different libraries. Some of these requests were from libraries in Canada, the Netherlands and South Korea. Average turn around time for filled lending requests in 2011-2012 was 0.62 days. The average turnaround time for 2010-2011 was 1.28 days.  That is a decrease of 51%.   

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