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Access Center/ILL FAQ

  Access Center Services are being suspended for the months of December 2003 and January 2004. The last day to place requests with the Access Center is November 26, however, requests that are all ready in process will be completed.  For complete text of Scherelene Schatz's listserv posting regarding this change, please click here.

  I use the Access Center for ILL.  What are my options for ILL while the Access Center is unavailable?
While the Access Center is unavailable, you still have a number of options for ILL.

JerseyCat Options

  1. If you are a member of JerseyCat, you can continue to use JerseyCat for all of your ILL needs.   JerseyCat staff will continue to process requests coming to the Access Center via JerseyCat. At the present time, libraries add "NJAC,30" onto the end of the lender string for the request to go to the Access Center as the last library - If the request goes unfilled, and it ends up at the NJAC, the request will be sent out-of-state via OCLC. This service has been ongoing ever since JerseyCat came up. Now it will be the only way for libraries to request out-of-state (unless they maintain their own membership to OCLC)
  2. If you are not a member of JerseyCat, you are encouraged to join.  Information on joining JerseyCat is available at:

Non JerseyCat Options

  1. If you are not in a position to immediately join JerseyCat you may still provide ILL service to your patrons by using the search features of JerseyCat and the NJ Union list of Serials to identify holding libraries, and then faxing an "ALA request form" to potential lending libraries.  Follow these simple steps:
    1. Requesting Books: Use the guest search feature of JerseyCat to locate holding libraries.
    2. Requesting copies: Use the NJ Union List of Serials to locate holding libraries.
    3. Use the "ALA request form" and fax your request to the holding library.

If you want a book that is not listed on JerseyCat, you can still place a request by using the "blank request form" and putting NJAC, 30 in the lender string.  Your request will be handled by the "JerseyCat plus" staff at the State Library.   For screen shots and detailed info on this procedure, please see these pages from the latest edition of the JerseyCat manual.

  I have questions about joining jerseycat.  Who can i speak with?
  JerseyCat staff can help you with your questions.  Their contact information is available at:

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